Learning Center | Children of the Valley | Mount Vernon, WA
Learning Center and Afterschool Program | Children of the Valley | Mount Vernon, WA
Learning Center | Children of the Valley | Mount Vernon, WA

The COV Leadership Circle

The Children of the Valley Leadership Circle comprises businesses and organizations that are committed to providing access to education, enrichment, and social-emotional support for our communities’ most under-resourced children. Those in our Leadership Circle have made a commitment to support Children of the Valley and our efforts for a minimum of three years.

Click below to learn about how each Leadership Circle member aligns with COV’s mission!

Jack & Shirley McIntyre Foundation

Joined February, 2023

In recognition of COV’s impact, the Jack & Shirley McIntyre Foundation will join as our newest Leadership Circle Member. We are honored, grateful, and excited for the opportunity to build a strong partnership and further support our growing program!

Mount Vernon School District

Joined August 2020

Mount Vernon School District works in partnership with Children of the Valley to operate three site locations at Centennial Elementary, Washington Elementary, and Bethany Covenant Church.

Children of the Valley’s mission falls in line with our districts key strategies, which include:

  • Early Learning: Promote school readiness for kindergarten and foster successful transitions throughout grades K-3, ensuring students meet grade-level standards in reading and math by 3rd grade.
  • Powerful Teaching & Learning: Inspire every student to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, through high expectations and instruction that is engaging, research-based, and relevant.
  • Family and Community Engagement: Embrace the strengths of the district’s various communities and organizations. Work together with families and other partners to provide students with powerful learning experiences that lead to their success.
  • Individual Determination and Creativity: Encourage, develop, and strengthen student independence, perseverance, creativity, and a willingness to take risks and embrace new ideas, laying the foundation for continuous learning.

To expect, encourage, and facilitate the pursuit of excellence and life-long learning in our students, equipping them for future success and happiness.


To graduate inspired and critical thinkers who embrace diversity and are committed to the betterment of their own lives of others.


Joined October 2021

Our roots run deep in this community. We started in Skagit County and we are the only community bank that is headquartered in Skagit. Local ownership means we have a vested interest in seeing our community succeed. 

That means we go above and beyond other banks. Using knowledge and expertise, our mission is to bring long-term success to our clients and our community. Whether you own a business, a home, or a dog, we are equal opportunity advocates, helpers, and champions of our clients. And whether you need assistance with your retirement, a new boat, your business, or just a good checking account, we are determined to help improve your life.


Be a source of financial strength, support for and involvement in our communities. Become the place to support the community.

Sedro-Woolley School District

Joined October 2021

Sedro-Woolley School District is partnering with Children of the Valley to open a Sedro-Woolley site at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. 

Our partnership with Children of the Valley springs from the program’s alignment with the district’s foundational strategies, which include:

  • Achievement: Prioritize student achievement and provide high-quality instruction in every classroom every day.
  • Equity: Provide equity, access, and opportunity to all students and families in a student-focused learning organization.
  • Stewardship: Ensure responsible allocation of resources to maximize student learning.
  • Partnerships: Develop and sustain strong partnerships with our community in order to create a more unified learning environment for everyone.
  • Continuous Learning: Foster a community of life-long learners.

Every student graduates with the knowledge and skills for future success. 


Graduates apply their knowledge and the skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and life to become competent, productive, contributing citizens of the 21st Century.

Marathon Petroleum

Joined November 2021

Our Anacortes refinery is located about 70 miles north of Seattle on Puget Sound.

We are committed to making our communities stronger, safer and thriving places to live, work and play. MPC provides funding for programs that promote the resiliency of our shared communities including helping to address basic needs, supporting youth development programs and creating opportunities for economic vitality. This also includes safety projects and efforts that help communities better prepare for, mitigate the risks of and respond to disasters, hazards and emergencies.

Sedro-Woolley PeaceHealth

Joined September 2021

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a medical group practice with more than 1,100 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest.

In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities.

Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.


We carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way. 

Together, we can make a difference.

Since 2006, Children of the Valley has been at the forefront of local efforts to ensure that children in need are given equal opportunity to learn, feel supported, and thrive in all aspects of their young lives. We believe that every action taken on behalf of these children – positive word-of-mouth, donation, sponsorship, or volunteer hours – starts a ripple of change that reaches far and wide. It is our goal to positively impact the lives of the children and families we serve, creating a better future for us all.