Professional Development and Technical Assistance

The City of Seattle provides a variety of educational offerings and support for early learning providers and teachers who work at Step Ahead and ECEAP preschool sites as well as child care centers and homes serving children from birth to age 12 that are contracted with the Program. The Program provides Families and Education Levy and General Fund funding to organizations that offer workshops, on-site consultation and technical assistance and partners with Seattle Public Schools through the Seattle PreK-3rd Initiative to provide joint professional development opportunities for schools and early learning/afterschool staff.

Meet our Quality Practice and Professional Development (QPPD) Team team

2014-2015 Funded Agencies and Programs

  • Child Care Resources provides on-site coaching, consultation, and training for Step Ahead preschool sites and SEEC training Institutes for all early learning providers.
  • School's Out Washington provides on-site consultation and technical assistance to providers using the Youth Programs Quality Assessment (YPQA) as well as webinars, classes and community workshops for HSD-contracted school-age care providers and Seattle Parks and Recreation's ARC afterschool programs.
  • University of Washington  provides on-site coaching consultation and training for ECEAP preschool sites.
  • Chinese Information and Service Center, and Neighborhood House provide Read and Rise Family Literacy training for Families and Family Friend and Neighbor Caregivers.
  • Southshore K-8 School provides various training  to Families and Family, Friend and Neighbor Care Providers.

Partners, similar programs, and accreditation: