Seattle Preschool Program

Voluntary, high-quality, and affordable early learning for Seattle's youngest learners.

Applications for the 2020 - 2021 school year now available!

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Program Assignment

  • Round 1: If you apply by April 1, 2020, you will receive your program assignment, if applicable be notified about your selection status no later than April 30th.
  • Round 2: If you apply between April 2 and April 22, 2020, you will receive your program selection be notified about your selection status no later than May 22nd.
  • Waitlist: If your child is not selected and placed in Round 1 or 2 -or- your application is received after April 22nd, you will be placed on a waitlist. Vacancies are filled on a rolling basis between May 22, 2020 and March 31, 2021.

    Submitting an application does not guarantee that your child will be selected for the program. Placement is not on a first-come, first-served basis. Please review the FAQs on selection for more information. Translated applications will be available for download beginning March 16th.

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Did you know that children who participate in high quality early learning are more likely to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed? Apply today to set your child up with the best possible start.

The Seattle Preschool Program offers high-quality, affordable preschool to children across the City of Seattle.

Accessible and Affordable

Our goal is to make quality preschool affordable for all. We provide free or affordable tuition for families to attend preschool in high quality classrooms run by Seattle Public Schools and community-based organizations across the city.

High Quality

Our goal is to ensure our classrooms are high-quality and continue to improve. We use evidence-based curriculum and promote culturally responsive, engaging, and nurtuting adult/child interactions to create quality learning environments.

Equitable

Our goal is to eliminate the racially disproportionate kindergarten readiness gap. Our approach is to support teachers to meet the needs of all  children through student-focused coaching, ongoing curriculum training and data analysis that uses a racial equity lens.

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