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DEEL Releases Third Round of Funding in Support of Child Care Providers, in Partnership with King County

Today, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell joined child care partners to announce the opening of applications for the 2022 Child Care Retention Payments and a new round of stabilization grants for Seattle providers provided by the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL). A total of $7.4 million in joint funding will be available for eligible providers through both opportunities, including $5 million from the King County Best Starts for Kids levy and $2.4 million from the Seattle JumpStart Payroll Expense Tax.

DEEL and King County Best Starts for Kids to provide joint retention bonus funding for child care workers across King County

DEEL and King County are partnering to release $7.4 million in funding for one-time retention bonus payments to child care workers across King County. These payments will support this critical workforce, assist in continuity of care, and provide more stability for the industry.

Classroom Expansion and New Dual-Language Programs Mark New Year of Seattle Preschool Program

Applications open for the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) 2022-2023 school year, with new classrooms and dual-language programs.

FEPP Levy Year 1 Shows Promising Results for Educational Equity

In the first year of implementation, the FEPP Levy showed encouraging results in efforts to advance educational equity, close opportunity gaps, and build a better future for Seattle students.

Kingmakers of Seattle Expands to Franklin and Cleveland STEM High Schools for 2021-2022 School Year

This summer, the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) announced that the Kingmakers of Seattle (KoS) program, part of the Culturally Specific and Responsive investments area under the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise (FEPP) Levy, will expand to two additional schools beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. Franklin High… [ Keep reading ]

Thank You, Seattle Child Care Providers and Educators!

DEEL is deeply grateful for all of our city’s child care providers and educators for their support and nurturing care of Seattle students and families over the last year. They have supported children and families in countless ways, adapted to the challenges of remote learning, and kept students engaged and connected to their school community – and we appreciate all that they do!

City Announces New Seattle Preschool Program Classrooms and Opening of 2021-2022 Applications

This week, the City of Seattle announced that applications for the 2021-2022 school year for the Seattle Preschool Program are now open. The program also welcomed three new partner agencies and 14 new classrooms to be added in the fall, bringing the total number of SPP classrooms to 129 and total number of preschool slots to… [ Keep reading ]

Child Care Stabilization Awards Announced

This week, the City of Seattle announced that 506 grants have been awarded through the Child Care Stabilization Fund to child care providers throughout Seattle, totaling over $2.3 million.

Child Care Stabilization Fund Opens COVID Relief Funding for Seattle Child Care Providers

Applications for more than $2 million in grants for licensed child care providers, and family, friend, and neighbor caregivers in Seattle opened on January 15, 2021, as part of the City of Seattle’s Child Care Stabilization Fund.

Seattle Preschool Program Wins National Honors Again for High-Quality, Accessible Programming

The Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) was recently awarded its fourth silver medal for high-quality preschool programming from CityHealth and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University.