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The City of Seattle helps low- and moderate-income working families pay for child care for children ages one month to 13 years. Families can choose from more than 100 licensed family child care homes and centers in Seattle, which contract with the City to provide high-quality and affordable child care.
Levy investments for Community-Based Family Support focus on closing the achievement gap for low-income students, students of color, and English Language Learners.
The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), funded through the State of Washington's Department of Early Learning and the City of Seattle, offers part-day and full-day, high-quality, culturally and linguistically appropriate preschool services for eligible 3- and 4-year-olds and their families.
The City contracts with Public Health - Seattle & King County to provide the following services to agencies serving more than 3,500 children through the Child Care Assistance Program, Free and low-cost preschool programs for three- and four-year-olds (ECEAP and Step Ahead) and school-based after-school programs and Parks and Recreation after-school sites.
The Early Learning Academy (ELA) provides professional development for preschool teachers; family child care providers; and family, friend, and neighbor caregivers so they may increase the number of children who enter kindergarten with the skills to succeed.
Seattle public schools that meet our criteria for at-risk populations are eligible to apply to become Innovation schools. All Seattle public middle or K-8 schools are eligible to apply to become Linkage Schools.
The Families and Education Levy funds health care services for the Interagency Academy, an alternative high school with multiple locations throughout Seattle.
Nurse Family Partnership, administered by Public Health - Seattle & King County, promotes healthy child development by providing public health nursing services to low-income women who are pregnant for the first time.
Levy Oral Health investments are intended to contribute towards achieving better academic outcomes for students in schools with other Levy health programs in place.
A school readiness program that works with families with children ages two and three not enrolled in a formal early learning program.
Providing a variety of educational offerings and support for early learning providers and teachers.
The Families and Education Levy funds school-based health centers.
We invest with Seattle Public Schools to provide additional health services that support academic success.
The Seattle Early Education Collaborative (SEEC) is a group of agencies and individuals working together to create a shared vision for early learning to achieve greater gains for children. Partners include our Step Ahead program, Head Start grantees, and the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP).
Seattle Preschool Program: voluntary, high-quality, and affordable early learning for Seattle's youngest learners
The Families and Education Levy provides access to quality full- and half-time preschools to low-income 3- and 4-year olds.
The Levy invests in summer learning programs to help lessen summer learning loss for low-income students, while also providing extra time for students who are behind to catch up with their peers.