Pathway to Seattle Preschool Program

Pathway to Seattle Preschool Program

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About Pathway

Pathway  provides full- and half-day high-quality preschool programs for low-income 3- and 4-year-olds. Part-day Pathway programs provide a 3½ hour instructional day for children, 4 to 5 days a week from September to June.  Full-day Pathway programs provide 6 or more hours a day for children, 5 days a week from September to June. Pathway uses a research-based curriculum that is aligned with Washington State early learning guidelines and Common Core standards.  Teachers provide daily opportunities for children to improve skills in language and literacy, math concepts, science, social studies, arts, physical development, and social and emotional development.

Teachers with degrees in Early Childhood Education 
Small class sizes
Enriched classroom environments 
Continuing education required for teachers
Help with kindergarten enrollment and transition
Bilingual programs and teaching staff

Pathway Locations
Pathway programs are run by community-based organizations and schools, and are located in or near elementary schools.      

Pathway Eligibility Requirements

  • Children must be three or four years old by August 31st of participating year
  • Families must live within Seattle City limits
  • Must meet income guidelines

Pathway Income Guidelines 2019-20

Family Size

Family Gross Monthly Income Limits
(up to 350% FPL)
1 -0-  to $3,643
2 -0-  to  $4,932
3 -0-  to  $6,221
4 -0-  to  $7,510
5 -0-  to  $8,800
6 -0-  to  $10,089
7 -0-  to  $11,378
8 -0-  to  $12,667
9 -0-  to  $13,927
10 -0-  to  $15,187

* Payment assistance may be available if families need help paying for a full-day program through Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) or the City of Seattle's Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).

Pathway Application Process


Associated Recreation Council (ARC) Alki Community Center (Part day) (206) 684-7430 El Centro de la Raza  Jose Martí - Beacon Hill (Full Day) (206) 957-4619 Tiny Trees Camp Long - West Seattle (Full Day) (206) 701-0245
Associated Recreation Council (ARC) Ballard Community Center (Part Day) (206) 684-4093 Hearing, Speech, & Deafness Center Central District (Full Day) (206) 388-1284 Tiny Trees Carkeek Park - NW Seattle (Part Day) (206) 701-0245
Associated Recreation Council (ARC)
Queen Anne Community Center (Part Day) (206) 386-4240)
Voices of Tomorrow East African Development Center - Rainier Beach (Full Day) (206) 466-1229 Tiny Trees Jefferson Park - Beacon Hill (Full Day) (206) 701-0245
West African Community Center One Family Learning Center - Brighton
(Full Day) (206) 913-2538
Voices of Tomorrow Africa Town - Columbia City (Full Day) (206) 466-1229 Tiny Trees Beer Sheva Park - Rainer Beach    (Full Day) (206) 701-0245