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DEEL and Partners Celebrate Seattle Promise Fall 2020 Enrollment

Last week, the City of Seattle, Seattle Colleges, and Seattle Public Schools celebrated the largest enrollment in Seattle Promise in the program’s history. Applications for Fall 2021 are open now.

Child Care Copay Relief for Families Announced through the End of 2020

The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) recently announced copay relief for all families participating in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) through the end of 2020.

Fall 2020 DEEL Newsletter

Announcing the launch of DEEL’s new department newsletter! Here’s a peek at the Fall 2020 issue.

School Based Health Centers Will Be Open for In-Person and Telehealth Services this Fall

Early this month, Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) announced that 29 School-Based Health Center (SBHC) services will be available to Seattle Public Schools students this fall, including 8 elementary schools and 21 middle and high schools campuses. This announcement included the opening of two new centers at Lowell Elementary and Nova High School.

Director Dwane Chappelle Reconfirmed in His Role as Head of Department of Education and Early Learning through 2024

Last week, Director Dwane Chappelle was unanimously reconfirmed by City Council in his role as head of Seattle’s Department of Education & Early Learning (DEEL) through January 2024, following his initial four-year term.

$4.9M in Opportunity and Access Investments Announced

This week, Mayor Jenny Durkan and DEEL announced $4.9 million in Opportunity and Access awards to be distributed over the next three years to community-based organizations (CBOs) focused on closing opportunity gaps through expanded learning and college and career readiness.

Celebrating the Emergency Child Care Program for Essential Workers

The City of Seattle’s Emergency Child Care program, launched in late March during the early days of the pandemic, supported hundreds of essential workers in the wake of COVID-related school closures.

An All-In Effort to Provide Emergency Child Care

The City of Seattle’s Emergency Child Care program, launched in response to COVID-19 school closures, required an all-in effort from a variety of partners to expand care for families of essential personnel.