Programs for 3 and 4 year olds

For 3 and 4 year olds, there are 3 programs your child may qualify for based on income eligibility:

  • Child Care Assistance Program - The City of Seattle helps income eligible 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. Learn more about the Child Care Assistance Program here.
  • Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program - This program offers part-day and full-day, high-quality, culturally and linguistically appropriate preschool services for income eligible 3- and 4-year-olds and their families. Learn more here.

  • Seattle Preschool Program - SPP offers high-quality, affordable preschool to all children across the City of Seattle. Tuition is free for children from families earning less than 300% of the federal poverty level. Tuition is on a sliding scale for families earning more than than that with at least some level of subsidy for all families. Learn more about the Seattle Preschool Program here