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DEEL Funding Opportunity FAQ’s, May 11, 2022 

View frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) pertaining to DEEL’s funding opportunities currently open now, updated May 11, 2022. 

Classroom Expansion and New Dual-Language Programs Mark New Year of Seattle Preschool Program

Applications open for the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) 2022-2023 school year, with new classrooms and dual-language programs.

Seattle Developmental Bridge Program: A partnership between DEEL, King County Developmental Disabilities & Early Childhood Supports Division, Wonderland Child & Family Services, Northwest Center and Boyer Children’s Clinic

For children with disabilities and developmental delays, accessing services early can help them build a strong foundation for success in kindergarten and beyond. Early education and therapy services have been shown to help children build the important functional daily living skills they need to thrive in school and in life. DEEL is proud to partner with the Developmental Bridge Program to ensure families of young children in Seattle who are eligible for developmental support services have access to them at no cost.  

DEEL Awards Nearly $1.5 Million to Community-Based Organizations to Support Equitable Birth Outcomes and Kindergarten Readiness for Families with Young Children

The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) announced nearly $1.5M in awards for the Prenatal-to-Three Community Grant Program to increase equitable birth and kindergarten readiness outcomes for young families. This grant program is designed to support community-based organizations to identify challenges families with young children are experiencing and implement their own community-driven solutions.  

Fall 2021 DEEL Newsletter

DEEL’s fall 2021 newsletter is here!  In this issue, we share stories about how the education community continues to support students throughout the pandemic from early learning to postsecondary.

DEEL Provides Take-Home Activity Kits to Support Early Learning and Healthy Child Development Throughout Pandemic

When the pandemic began, keeping 3- and 4-year-olds engaged through remote learning proved to be a challenge for parents and teachers. Early learning research shows us that at this age, children rely heavily on sensory exploration to build an understanding of the world around them. To address this need for Seattle’s youngest learners, the Department of Education and Early Learning’s (DEEL) Quality Practice and Professional Development (QPPD) team developed home-learning kits for children enrolled in DEEL-sponsored early learning programs such as birth-to-three services, Seattle Preschool Program (SPP), and SPP Pathway programs to increase parent engagement in their child’s learning and support healthy childhood development from home.  

Child Care Recognition Payment Applications Are Open Now!

In appreciation of the valuable work Seattle home-based and center-based child care workers have been performing during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the City of Seattle has allocated over $2.9M  from the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CLFR) to offer child care workers a recognition payment. The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is proud to partner with Child Care Resources (CCR) to distribute these funds.  

DEEL Announces $1.45 Million in Funding to Support Parents and Children Ages 0-3

DEEL Announces $1.45M in funding to support parents and children ages 0-3

Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) Provider Facilities Fund Request for Investment (RFI) is now OPEN!

The Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) Provider Facilities Fund Request for Investment (RFI) is now OPEN!

Sixth-Annual Institute on Children, Race, and Racism Convenes 600+ Educators and Allies to Elevate Black Boy Brilliance and Joy

On June 2– 4, 2021, DEEL hosted the sixth annual Children, Race, and Racism Institute: Elevating the Brilliance of Black Boys. This article reflects on the event and provides links to all the recorded workshop sessions.