Seattle Preschool Program
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.
The Seattle Preschool Program is currently in the implementation planning phase. See below for a description of the key milestones.
Beginning November 2014
Community Meetings: A series of 6 community meetings were held during November and December 2014, which were an opportunity for community members and key stakeholders to learn more about the various elements of a quality preschool experience, while also sharing their perspective about how each element should be implemented and supported. Presentations and notes from each of the meetings can be found on the Events page.
Online Survey: We want to hear from you! Those who were unable to attend the community meetings are invited to participate in our online survey, which is an opportunity to continue the conversation as well as gather more input, feedback, and recommendations. The links are below and on our Documents page.
- Family Engagement Survey: CLICK HERE
- Dual Language Survey: CLICK HERE
- Teacher Certification Survey: CLICK HERE
- Curriculum Survey: coming soon!
- Teacher Training Survey: coming soon!
- Contracting & Enrollment Survey: coming soon!
Beginning December 2014
Advisory Committee: An advisory committee has been appointed by the Mayor (with input from the City Council) to advise City staff and the Mayor's Office on how community values and concerns can be best integrated into the implementation plan. A list of the committee members can be viewed on our Advisory Committee page.
Mayor: A draft of the implementation plan will be presented to the Mayor for his feedback and deliberations.
City Council: The final implementation plan will be presented to the City Council for their approval.
Open Classrooms: A total of 14 high-quality preschool classrooms will be opened, serving approximately 280 students in the first year.