Seattle Preschool Program


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 will be available in 14 languages during the extension period:

  • Amharic
  • Chinese - simplified
  • English
  • Khmer
  • Korean
  • Laotian
  • Oromo
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Thai
  • Tigrinya
  • Vietnamese

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


SPP Elementary School Attendance Area(s) of Classrooms

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




Sound Child Care Solutions - Hoa Mai
2915 Rainier Ave S




CDSA - Beacon Hill
2025 14th Ave S



Beacon Hill

CDSA - Hawthorne
4100 39th Ave S




CDSA - Highland Park
1012 SW Trenton



Highland Park

CDSA - Leschi
135 32nd Ave




CDSA - Maple
4925 Corson Ave S




Causey's - 23rd
527 23rd Ave



Bailey Gatzert

Causey's - Orca
2820 S Orcas St



Dearborn Park

Creative Kids
10525 3rd Ave NW








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 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

SPP Startup Graphic

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


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:

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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