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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.

Student Mental Health Pilot Expanding to Additional Schools

As part of the City’s $4.5 million investment to increase student mental health supports in schools, the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is launching a funding process to expand services at up to three additional schools beginning fall 2023.

DEEL Summer 2023 Newsletter

DEEL’s summer 2023 newsletter is available now!

DEEL’s 2021-2022 School Year Annual Report

DEEL is proud to present our first department-wide annual report, which takes a broad look at the department’s work in the 2021-2022 school year. In a departure from our prior approach to annual reporting, this report covers investment strategies across the prenatal-to-postsecondary continuum not strictly limited to investments supported by the Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy.  

Focused on Student Success, $7.2 Million in Youth Programs Awarded 

Building on nearly $5 million in expanded learning and college and career programming since 2020, the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) will invest approximately $7.2 million in programs for students and youth not yet meeting grade-level standards, in alignment with and funded by the 2018 voter-approved Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy. Opportunity and Access grants will fund 16 community-based organizations and serve approximately 2,000 youth and young adults through 2026, the final year of the levy. Each organization will receive $450,000 over three years.