Comprehensive Supports for Early Learning

The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is notifying organizations, consultants, specialists, and any other entities providing services described in the this RFQ of a funding opportunity through the City of Seattle 2018 Families, Education, Preschool and Promise (FEPP) Levy.

The FEPP Levy aims to achieve educational equity, close opportunity gaps, and build a better economic future for Seattle students.

The Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) launched in the 2015-16 school year with the goal of providing accessible, high-quality preschool services for Seattle children designed to improve their readiness for school and to support their subsequent academic achievement. Around the same time, DEEL also created the Pathway program with the mission to support providers transitioning to SPP by providing additional supports needed to meet SPP quality standards.  

The purpose of the Comprehensive Supports RFQ is to solicit applications to identify qualified organizations and individuals to provide time-limited, teacher-focused, classroom-level services to early learning providers participating in SPP and SPP Pathway. Identified organizations and individuals will work with preschool teachers who need additional and intensive coaching and/or support and have already utilized their agency's resources, DEEL's coaches, and Public Health Seattle King County's (PHSKC) mental health consultants. These services are intended to build the capacity and skills of preschool teachers working with a small number of children not on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), but who need intensive strategies inclusive of, but not limited to, behavioral, developmental, and/or connected to family/childhood trauma. DEEL has approximately $400,000 available for 2020 to contract with selected applicants from this RFQ. Services will begin in 2020. To be considered for funding, eligible applicants are invited to submit an RFQ application by December 2, 2019. DEEL reserves the right to re-release this RFQ throughout the FEPP Levy period. Executed contracts will have evaluation and performance expectations. 


Phase 1: Request for Qualification*
Request for Qualifications (RFQ) application issued Monday, October 28 2019
RFQ Information Session-Video Tutorial Video
RFQ Information Session-Meeting Work Session Tuesday, November 5,
10:00 a.m and 5:30 p.m.
2100 Building, The Board Room
2100 24th Avenue South,Seattle 98144
Responses Deadline  5 PM, Monday, December 2, 2019
Phase 2: Evaluation*
Applications Review and Interviews December 3-9, 2019
Notifications issued to applicants  January 2020

*Dates/locations subject to change; Exact dates/times/locations for RFQ information sessions and technical assistance workshops to be listed on DEEL's website:

RFQ in Word: Download
RFQ in PDF: Download
Frequently asked questions (FAQ): View

Applications may be submitted electronically or in paper form. Complete applications (including attachments) will be received on a rolling basis and reviewed quarterly. 

Electronic submissions   
Deliver to:         
Please use the following naming convention in the subject line of your email and for the electronic files attached:   

[Organization Name] - Comprehensive Support RFQ

Example: ABC Organization - Comprehensive Support RFQ

By Mail:

Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning
Comprehensive Support RFQ
PO Box 94665
Seattle, WA 98124-6965
By Hand:

Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning
Comprehensive Support RFQ
Seattle Municipal Tower 700 5th Ave, Floor 17
Seattle, WA 98104
Email Subject: Question_ Comprehensive Support RFQ
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