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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.

Now Open: Seattle Preschool Program Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

The Seattle Department of Education & Early Learning is accepting applications from center-based early learning providers seeking to join Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) or expand existing SPP classrooms at their site.

Seattle Preschool Program Educators Celebrate Dual-Language Classroom Accreditation

Lion dancers pranced over the clash and bang of cymbals and drums in an end-of-year celebration of Seattle Preschool Program’s (SPP) Dual-Language Initiative. The event showcased student progress toward bilingualism and recognized six teachers for completing the Soy Bilingüe Early Childhood Education Classroom Accreditation.

DEEL Spring 2023 Newsletter

DEEL’s spring newsletter is available now! This issue highlights Seattle Preschool Program applications now open for the 2023-24 school year, and levy-supported classroom strategies supporting success.

New Strategies for Student Success Top of Mind for Levy Partners

DEEL staff and members of the FEPP Levy Oversight Committee (LOC) visit preschool through 12th grade classrooms throughout the school year to learn more about how levy supports and interventions are promoting student success

Seattle Preschool Program Adds 7 New Classrooms; Applications for 2023-24 School Year Now Open

Seattle’s award-winning preschool program is expanding to 89 sites citywide, including 28 dual-language classrooms supporting instruction in eight languages.

Join Our Upcoming Info Session for the SPP Expansion Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Applications to join the Seattle Preschool Program for the 2023-24 school year are due January 18. Last week, DEEL announced the opening of a new Request for Qualifications (RFQ) opportunity to solicit applications from qualified early learning providers in Seattle for the opportunity to join the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP),… [ Keep reading ]

11 Organizations Awarded $1.6M in Community Grants to Support Equitable Birth Outcomes and Early Childhood Development

The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) has announced $1.6 million in grants for 11 community organizations as part of the Sweetened Beverage Tax (SBT) 2022 Prenatal-to-Three Community Grant Program, which aims to improve kindergarten readiness and reduce outcome disparities for young children and families based on race, gender, or other socioeconomic factors.