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Seattle Preschool Program Provider Transforms School Bus into Mobile Classroom, Bringing Safe, In-Person, Individualized Instruction to Students’ Homes

As the 2020-2021 school year nears its end, DEEL is reflecting on the innovative ways our partners and providers pivoted during the pandemic to continue serving Seattle children, youth, and families. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting some of the inspiring work we’ve seen over the last year. Here is one example highlighting one of our Seattle Preschool Program providers, Causey’s Learning Center.

REGISTER TODAY for DEEL’s Spring Institute on Children, Race, and Racism: Elevating the Brilliance of Black Boys

The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning is excited to invite you to the 2021 Spring Institute on Children, Race, and Racism: Elevating the Brilliance of Black Boys.

Thank You, Seattle Child Care Providers and Educators!

DEEL is deeply grateful for all of our city’s child care providers and educators for their support and nurturing care of Seattle students and families over the last year. They have supported children and families in countless ways, adapted to the challenges of remote learning, and kept students engaged and connected to their school community – and we appreciate all that they do!

City Announces New Seattle Preschool Program Classrooms and Opening of 2021-2022 Applications

This week, the City of Seattle announced that applications for the 2021-2022 school year for the Seattle Preschool Program are now open. The program also welcomed three new partner agencies and 14 new classrooms to be added in the fall, bringing the total number of SPP classrooms to 129 and total number of preschool slots to… [ Keep reading ]

City Extends Childcare Copay Relief for Families through June

The City of Seattle is extending childcare copay relief for income-eligible families through June 2021 in the Department of Education and Early Learning’s Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) and Seattle Parks and Recreation’s child care programs. Both programs are accepting new enrollments at providers and locations across the city, as more businesses prepare to open and more parents return to work.

Seattle Preschool Grows with Help of Seattle Facilities Funds

Angelia Hicks-Maxie, CEO of Tiny Tots Development Center, shares how DEEL’s Seattle Preschool Program Facilities Fund helped her expand her—and her mother’s—dreams.

Seattle Preschool Program Sites Receive Funding for Facilities Improvements

The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) announced more than $727,000 in awards to improve and expand preschool facilities at four locations for participation in the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP).

Child Care Stabilization Fund Opens COVID Relief Funding for Seattle Child Care Providers

Applications for more than $2 million in grants for licensed child care providers, and family, friend, and neighbor caregivers in Seattle opened on January 15, 2021, as part of the City of Seattle’s Child Care Stabilization Fund.

Seattle Preschool Program Wins National Honors Again for High-Quality, Accessible Programming

The Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) was recently awarded its fourth silver medal for high-quality preschool programming from CityHealth and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University.

Interested in Becoming a Seattle Preschool Program Provider?

The Seattle Preschool Program Request for Qualifications is now open. Submissions will be accepted through January 7, 2021.