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Request for Investment - RFI application to become an SPP provider or to join the SPP Pathway

Seattle Preschool Program Providers and Pathways

RFI Release April 20, 2015
Information Session

April 28, 2015
9:00-11:00 AM
2100 Building (2100 24th Avenue South Seattle, WA  98144)
Dial-in Phone Number:  (206) 615-1200

Download Presentation Slides

Questions Deadline

May 4, 2015
Email all questions to

Response Deadline*

May 7, 2015

Announcement of Successful Proposer(s) May 22, 2015
Anticipated Contract Negotiation Schedule June 2015
Contract Execution September 1, 2015

Note: Dates following the submission deadline are based on best estimates. DEEL will publish updates to the timeline if needed.



Addendum 1

Addendum 2

Download RFI

Download Addendum 1

Download Addendum 2

Application: Download Application
Information session presentation: Download Presentation Slides
Questions about provider reimbursement amounts First complete exhibit B (last 2 pages in RFI application) and email to
Questions & Answers Download Questions & Answers

How and where to submit: Please refer to page 7 of the RFI
Name your files:

For example: StarProposer_SPP_RFI_1_Application_Form

Email subject heading: [ProposerName]_SPP_RFI
Leilani Dela Cruz,, (206) 684-3395


The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is charged with helping to ensure children are prepared to enter school and helping to close the achievement and opportunity gaps by providing high quality early learning opportunities to Seattle's 3- and 4-year-old children. To do so, DEEL is requesting applications from qualified Proposers to deliver high-quality preschool services. There are two options for responding to the RFI for the 2015-16 school year: 

1. If your organization meets all of the eligibility requirements, you can apply to become a provider of the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP). 

2. If your organization does not currently meet the eligibility requirements, but has the capacity to do so with additional support, you can apply to the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) Pathway.   Providers can be on the SPP Pathway for up to 2 years with the intention of applying to become a provider for SPP in 2016, 2017, or 2018. 

Education and Early Learning

Dwane Chappelle, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94665, Seattle, WA, 98124-6965
Phone: (206) 233-5118
Phone Alt: Childcare and Preschool: (206) 386-1050
Fax: (206) 386-1900

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