High Quality Outdoor Preschool Program Notice of Interest

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In keeping with Seattle Parks and Recreation’s (SPR) values of helping to support healthy people, a healthy environment and strong communities, SPR is issuing this Notice of Interest (NOI) for high quality outdoor preschools within select parks.

For the last two years, 2016 – 2018, SPR has conducted a pilot to consider the feasibility of hosting outdoor preschools in some of Seattle’s parks. SPR permitted preschools at sites in four Seattle parks:  Camp Long, Jefferson Park, John C. Little Park, and Carkeek Park. The pilot project was originally intended to last one year (2016-17), but a decision was made to extend the pilot by an additional year to fully benefit from what was learned during the pilot and to incorporate what was learned into an Notice of Interest for an ongoing outdoor preschool program.

For the school year, 2018 – 19 and beyond, SPR is issuing a Notice of Interest for high quality preschools at three of the four parks listed above and up to six additional parks for a total of nine parks sites including:

Timeline

2017 Dates Time Description Location
10/31   Notice of Interest Release  
11/7 2 - 4 pm Notice of Interest Information Session
(option 1)
Seattle Parks and Recreation
Westbridge Large Training Room
4206 W. Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
11/9 4 - 6 pm Notice of Interest Information Session
(option 2)
Seattle Parks and Recreation
Westbridge Large Training Room
4206 W. Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
11/14 - 11/17   Site Orientation Meetings Refer to Notice of Interest for park locations, dates and times
11/20 9:00 am
(in 30 minute blocks)
Technical Assistance Review

Seattle Parks and Recreation
Westbridge Large Training Room
4206 W. Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Please refer to Notice of Interest for scheduling information.

Appointments must be scheduled by Nov. 18 and will be scheduled on the half hour beginning at 9:00am

11/22 4:30 pm Question and Answers Deadline  
12/6 4:30 pm RFP Due Please see Notice of Interest for submission instructions
12/6 - 12/14   RFP Review  
12/15   Applicants Notified