Elizabeth Steele, Director

Way to Grow Early Learning Center

Providing educational childcare for families in the Everett, Mukilteo, Boeing and military communities


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​​​Jennifer Hoskins, Program Supervisor

Welcome to Way to Grow Early Learning Center!  My name is Jennifer and I am the Program Supervisor at our school.  I work directly with the teachers and children in the classrooms to ensure healthful development and a successful learning environment.

Working with young children has always been a passion of mine, so at an early age I attended Lake Washington Technical College for my Early Childhood Education Degree.  Twenty-five years later, the passion is stronger than ever, and I continue to love each child as an individual.

I have lived in Lake Stevens with my husband and our four children for 20 years this August.

My journey in the early childhood education field began in the summer of 2004. I was fresh out of high school, and was in need of a summer job. My sister was a director of a childcare center at the time, and hired me on as an assistant toddler teacher. 

After my first day at the childcare center, I knew that was where I belonged. My “summer job” became my passion. As the years went by, I began taking Early Childhood Education college courses, and eventually earned a Child Development Associate certificate. 

Before joining the family at Way to Grow ELC in 2015, I was a director of a preschool and childcare center in Edmonds for almost 5 years. My philosophy is that every child should be given the opportunity to enjoy enriching learning experiences in a safe, healthful, and esthetically-pleasing environment where they will feel safe to explore and gain self-confidence. 

I live with my husband, Zack, and my children in Lake Stevens.