Seattle Preschool Program

 

Open Houses are Scheduled

Open Houses have been scheduled by the SPP providers for those families whose children have been selected in the first round of applications. DEEL staff will be on hand to help with questions about enrollment.

Site Agency

Day

Date

Time

Location of Open House

Causey's - Main

Thursday

8/27/2015

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

527 23rd Ave, Seattle 98122

Causey's - Dearborn

Wednesday

9/9/2015

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

2820 South Orcas Street Seattle 98108

CDSA - Highland Park

Wednesday

8/26/2015

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

1012 SW Trenton, Seattle  98106

CDSA - Beacon Hill

Thursday

8/27/2015

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

2025 14th Ave. S., Seattle 98144

Sound CCS - Little Eagles

Tuesday

9/1/2015

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

1002 2nd Ave, Seattle 98104

CDSA - Hawthorne

Tuesday

9/1/2015

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

4100 39th Ave.S., Seattle, 98118

CDSA - Maple

Wednesday

9/2/2015

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

4925 Corson Ave S, Seattle 98108

CDSA - Leschi (at Madrona location)

Thursday

9/3/2015

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

1121 33rd Ave, Seattle 98122

Creative Kids

Friday

9/4/2015

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

10525 3rd NW, Seattle 98177

Sound CCS - Hoa Mai

Wednesday

9/16/2015

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

2915 Rainier Ave S. Seattle 98144

 

Seattle Preschool Program Applications:  Round 2

DEEL is currently accepting applications to enroll in the Seattle Preschool Program for classes beginning fall 2015.  The second round of applications are being accepted for:

1. A Vietnamese-English dual language program at the Hoa Mai Vietnamese Bilingual Preschool in Mount Baker.

2. Two NEW Seattle Public School classrooms (located at the Old and New Van Asselt Schools) approved by the Seattle School District Board on August 19.

3. Openings made available within Round 1 assigned classrooms. 

IMPORTANT! DEEL received three times as many applications as we had openings for our first round of SPP selection.  Families not selected during the first round have the option of being included in the second round without needing to reapply.

Round 2 applications are due by the end of the day September 7.  Parents will be notified of the selection results by September 14.

Please email preschool@seattle.gov with any questions.

 

Seattle Preschool Program Applications:  Round 1

DEEL will send out notifications to families on Friday, August 21, about whether or not their children have been selected to enroll for the fall 2015 Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) classes.  Families will receive notification via e-mail and telephone. Please check your emails and voice mail on Friday.

 

Application Deadline Extended
for Families to Apply for Seattle Preschool Program
for 2015-16 School Year

 

The deadline for submitting an application for SPP has been extended from July 31 to August 10 at 5:00 p.m.

Families who apply by the deadline will be entered into the first round of selections for preschool enrollment.

Applications are now available in 14 languages during the extension period:

Families who apply by the deadline will be contacted by Friday, August 21, with the results.

Seattle Preschool Program Selected Preschools

The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) brought together a panel of City staff across departments and community members to select preschools to provide high-quality preschool services for Year 1 of the Seattle Preschool Program. Mayor Ed Murray announced these providers on Monday, July 6.

The providers and their locations are:

Seattle Preschool Providers/Classrooms for 2015-16

Provider Agency

# Classes

Children
Served

SPP Elementary School Attendance Area(s) of Classrooms

Sound Child Care Solutions - Little Eagles
1000 2nd Ave, Suite 204

2

36

Lowell

Sound Child Care Solutions - Hoa Mai
2915 Rainier Ave S

2

32

Kimball

CDSA - Beacon Hill
2025 14th Ave S

1

20

Beacon Hill

CDSA - Hawthorne
4100 39th Ave S

1

20

Hawthorne

CDSA - Highland Park
1012 SW Trenton

1

20

Highland Park

CDSA - Leschi
135 32nd Ave

1

20

Leschi

CDSA - Maple
4925 Corson Ave S

1

20

Maple

Causey's - 23rd
527 23rd Ave

1

20

Bailey Gatzert

Causey's - Orca
2820 S Orcas St

1

20

Dearborn Park

Creative Kids
10525 3rd Ave NW

1

20

Viewlands

TOTAL

12

228

 


Additionally, DEEL utilized resources from the Families and Education Levy to create a pathway for preschool providers who do not currently meet the Seattle Preschool Program requirements to get funding, improve quality, and work toward joining SPP. 

Pathway Provider Agency

Chinese Information Service Center

611 S Lane St

First Place

172 20th Ave

Sound Child Care - Pinehurst

11530 12th Ave NE

Sound Child Care Solutions - RIFC

6535 Delridge Way SW

Sound Child Care Solutions - SWEL

5401 Delridge Way SW

YMCA at Dunlap

4525 S Cloverdale

YMCA West Seattle at Concord

723 S Concord St

 
View a map of the 2015-16 SPP and Pathway Provider site locations.

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Seattle Preschool Program Student Enrollment

Here at DEEL we are gearing up to begin enrolling students into our selected SPP classrooms. Enrollment is opening now as Mayor Murray announced the providers for the first year of the program.

Here are a few things to keep in mind about SPP Year 1 Student enrollment:

  • There will be only 14 classrooms in Year 1
  • Selected SPP providers are able to "grandfather-in" any children who were already enrolled in their classroom before they were selected to be a SPP provider
  • We anticipate that enrollment for Year 1 will be limited

SPP Enrollment:

  • All 4-year-olds in the city (regardless of income level) are eligible to apply
  • Only 3-year-olds who are from households 300% and below of the Federal Poverty Line are eligible to apply
  • Families who live in the greater neighborhood surrounding a selected preschool will be given enrollment priority 
  • 4-year-olds will be given enrollment priority over 3-year-olds
  • For more details about SPP enrollment and selection standards, please read pages 26-32 in the SPP Program Plan

 You can access the SPP application form here, an application information sheet, and the tuition calculator.

 For more information about applying for SPP, contact the Department of Education and Early Learning at preschool@seattle.gov or call (206) 684-3942.


Our big day is finally here! The Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) Implementation was passed unanimously by the Seattle City Council!
 Now we begin the hard work of moving this program from a plan to a reality!  

Thanks to all of you who attended planning meetings, supported quality early learning, and cheered on this important effort to bring the best start to ALL preschoolers in Seattle!  

A special thank you to the Seattle early learning community which has laid the ground work for quality early learning in Seattle.  


On November 4, 2014, Seattle voters approved Proposition 1B (Ordinance 124509) which will fund the four-year demonstration phase of the Seattle Preschool Program, and build toward serving 2,000 children in 100 classrooms by 2018.

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Program Start-up Timeline

A timeline for Program Start-up is divided into 5 phases. The 5 Phases are: April 6th 2015 - City Council Approves Plan, April 2015 - Preschool providers apply to SPP, May 2015 14 SPP Preschool classrooms are selected, June 2015 - Families apply to SPP, September 2015 - SPP classrooms open.

*No preschool selection or student enrollment will start until after the City Council votes to approve the implementation plan. 


Announcements

Implementation Plan: The Seattle Preschool Program Implementation Plan has been submited to the City Council and is pending council approval in order to begin program operations. Read the proposed implementation plan here.

Implementation Planning Timeline:

A timeline for Implementation Planning is divided into 5 phases. The 5 phases are: Beginning November 2014 - Community Meetings, Beginning December 2014 - Advisory Committee, January 2015 - Mayor, February 2015 - City Council, and September 2015 - Open Classrooms.

The Seattle Preschool Program is currently in the implementation planning phase.  More information on each of these milestones can be found on the Implementation page.

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