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Seattle among cohort of cities recognized for supporting Universal Pre-K and Child Care Field 

Seattle’s Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is being recognized for its universal Pre-K efforts by the National League of Cities (NLC). DEEL is among a cohort of cities across the country highlighted for early childhood education initiatives. “Ensuring access to high-quality, evidence-based early childhood opportunities is critical for… [ Keep reading ]

Now Open – Request for Investment (RFI): Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) Provider Facilities Fund

The Department of Education and Early Learning is excited to announce the opening of the SPP Providers Facilities Fund Request for Investment (RFI) funding opportunity as part of the Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy, passed by voters in 2018.  To be considered for funding, applicants are invited to apply… [ Keep reading ]

DEEL Sustains Commitment to Reduce Health and Educational Disparities Among Infants, Toddlers and Their Families with New Cohorts of Multi-Year Community Grants

Apply by May 9 for up to $298,000 in support of community-informed proposals providing families access to critical resources and services, supporting healthy and equitable births, increasing parental health and wellbeing, and strengthening caregiver-child relationships.  SEATTLE (April 22) – The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL), in partnership with… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Preschool Program Adds 16 New Classrooms; Applications for 2024-25 School Year Now Open

Seattle’s award-winning preschool program is expanding to 97 sites citywide, and partnering with 27 organizations.

Summer Learning Programs Grant Open: Supporting Academic and Enrichment Opportunities for Seattle K-12 Youth 

The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) Summer Learning Programs Request for Investment (RFI) is a 3-year grant that supports academic and enrichment programs for Seattle-based K-12 students in summer 2024, 2025, and 2026. This award is intended to prepare students for the new school year with new knowledge… [ Keep reading ]

DEEL Advances Youth Leadership and Cultural Education Programming with $2.8 Million Investment  

Six community partner organizations will expand Culturally Specific and Responsive programs to support BIPOC, immigrant, and refugee youth SEATTLE (January 31) – The City of Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is announcing six community-based organizations (CBO) selected to receive a total of $2.8 million in funding to… [ Keep reading ]

Study Outlines True Cost of Child Care in Seattle and King County

In July 2021, the City of Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) and King County Best Starts for Kids (BSK) jointly commissioned a report to build upon work done by P5 Fiscal Strategies for the statewide Washington Child Care Collaborative Task Force to understand the true cost of child care.  

Annual Call for FEPP Levy Oversight Committee Volunteers

The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is accepting applications for one new member to join the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise (FEPP) Levy Oversight Committee (LOC).

Education Investments Included in Mayor Harrell’s 2024 Budget Proposal

The 2023-2024 Proposed Mid-Biennial Budget Adjustments released this week reflects Mayor Harrell’s continued commitment to, and investment in, bold actions that address urgent needs of our communities and advance our One Seattle priorities.

Over 3,700 Seattle Child Care Staff Receiving Up To $1,380 to Support Worker Retention 

More than 3,700 Seattle child care professionals are receiving a one-time payment of up to $1,380 from the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) to support child care worker retention.