Early Learning Academy

The Early Learning Academy (ELA) is operated in partnership with Child Care Resources of King County. It provides professional development for preschool teachers and family caregivers so they can increase the number of children who enter kindergarten prepared to learn. 

The ELA is providing:

  • Preschool Curriculum Course: 40 Step Ahead teachers with extensive training and coaching to be fully certified in HighScope, an early childhood curriculum. This training started in December 2013.
  • Training of Trainers for coaches, trainers, and other preschool professionals. This training started January 2014.
  • Family Child Care training for family child care home providers. Training will start in March 2014.

Former Mayor McGinn announces the creation of the Early Learning Academy in his 2013 State of the City address

2013 State of the City Address