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Mayor Murray receives Education Summit recommendations aimed at addressing opportunity gap

Today, the Mayor’s Education Summit Advisory Group, comprised of 32 representatives from Seattle Public Schools, the City of Seattle, community leaders, parents, business and philanthropy, presented a set of recommendations aimed at ensuring all Seattle students are set up for academic success, post-secondary education and future careers, with an emphasis… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Joins U.S. Cities for First-Ever Universal Pre-K Policy Forum in New York City

“Pre-K for All” Convening Re-Affirms Commitment to Free, Equitable pre-Kindergarten in Seattle and Across the Country OCTOBER 6, 2016 Leaders from Seattle, Erica Johnson (Senior Policy Advisor, Early Learning Division) and Leilani Dela Cruz (Operations Manager, Early Learning Division) today will join policymakers from 12 municipal governments across the country… [ Keep reading ]

Fam & Ed Levy funding available for Summer 2017

We are currently running a Request for Investment (RFI) process to fund new or expand existing summer learning programs for Summer 2017.  Here are the details: Elementary funding available: Up to $94,546 Middle school funding available: Up to $477,531 Award duration: Programs will receive funding for the next three summers… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Murray 2017-18 budget proposes additional funding for education and youth

Mayor Ed Murray delivered his 2017-18 Proposed Budget to the City Council yesterday, and I am pleased to inform you of a few exciting new items included in the Department of Education and Early Learning’s proposed budget. When Mayor Murray appointed me as director of DEEL, he made it clear… [ Keep reading ]

Wishing for more Seattle Preschool Program classrooms in North Seattle? We’re on our way!

Article in The Urbanist: Preschool And 70 Low-Income Apartments Headed To Lake City by Doug Trumm @dmtrumm on September 26, 2016 The Northeast Design Review Board will hold the first recommendation meeting tonight for a 6-story 70-apartment building the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) plans to build in Lake City…. [ Keep reading ]

Tiny Trees (Seattle PreK Pathway Program)–Highlighted as innovative new partner with Seattle Parks

On a cloudy day, April Charlie explores the forests of Camp Long for the first time. Through her three-year-old eyes it is a wonderland – full of towering conifers, big rocks and colorful animals. It’s a perfect place to ramble, burrow and play. The best part is Charlie will get… [ Keep reading ]

Profile of an SPP Scholar–Teacher Tiffany

Tiffany is a lead teacher at Causey’s MLK site. She has taught at Causey’s for 14 years. When Causey’s Early Learning Center joined the Seattle Preschool Program Tiffany became eligible to take part in the SPP Scholars program. SPP Scholars is a program within the Seattle Preschool Program that provides… [ Keep reading ]

SPP Featured in Gates Foundation Article!–Ready for Kindergarten

Pre-K is high-quality education, not just a place to put your kids. Teaching pre-K is hard work–these are the people who are molding and shaping your kid, and everything they do matters. Because of our quality pre-K experience, I feel confident that we’re ready for Kindergarten. Source: Ready for Kindergarten

Summer School in Seattle

Denny International Middle School’s Summer of Learning As August begins, the Westside Scholars at Denny International Middle School are finishing up five weeks of academics and enrichment classes. Over 200 scholars participated in Denny’s summer program this year which is funded by the City of Seattle, Families and Education… [ Keep reading ]

DEEL Manager, Sonja Griffin, awarded Weikart Award at 2016 HighScope International Conference

We would like to acknowledge our very own Early Learning Manager, Sonja Griffin who deservingly received the Weikart Award at the Annual 2016 HighScope International Conference in Detroit, Michigan! Former Department of Early Learning (DEL) Director, Bette Hyde and HighScope Certified Trainer, Kay Rush presented Sonja with this amazing… [ Keep reading ]