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Tiny Trees (Seattle PreK Pathway Program)–Highlighted as innovative new partner with Seattle Parks

On a cloudy day, April Charlie explores the forests of Camp Long for the first time. Through her three-year-old eyes it is a wonderland – full of towering conifers, big rocks and colorful animals. It’s a perfect place to ramble, burrow and play. The best part is Charlie will get… [ Keep reading ]

Profile of an SPP Scholar–Teacher Tiffany

Tiffany is a lead teacher at Causey’s MLK site. She has taught at Causey’s for 14 years. When Causey’s Early Learning Center joined the Seattle Preschool Program Tiffany became eligible to take part in the SPP Scholars program. SPP Scholars is a program within the Seattle Preschool Program that provides… [ Keep reading ]

SPP Featured in Gates Foundation Article!–Ready for Kindergarten

Pre-K is high-quality education, not just a place to put your kids. Teaching pre-K is hard work–these are the people who are molding and shaping your kid, and everything they do matters. Because of our quality pre-K experience, I feel confident that we’re ready for Kindergarten. Source: Ready for Kindergarten

DEEL Manager, Sonja Griffin, awarded Weikart Award at 2016 HighScope International Conference

We would like to acknowledge our very own Early Learning Manager, Sonja Griffin who deservingly received the Weikart Award at the Annual 2016 HighScope International Conference in Detroit, Michigan! Former Department of Early Learning (DEL) Director, Bette Hyde and HighScope Certified Trainer, Kay Rush presented Sonja with this amazing… [ Keep reading ]

Apply today! Seattle Preschool Program is accepting applications for our 2016-17 school year!

Seattle Preschool Program 2016-17 application now available! The preschool application period is now open for childre 3 or 4 years old who live in Seattle. Our first selection process will take place Friday, March 11. Apply one of three ways: Online at The application is available in English, Spanish, Somali, Amharic,… [ Keep reading ]

It’s official! Dwane Chappelle confirmed director of DEEL!

On Tuesday, February 9th Dwane Chappelle was confirmed by Seattle City Council as the new Director of the City’s Department of Education and Early Learning. Mayor Murray nominated Chappelle in October 2015 to lead the newly created City department. Prior to his appointment, Chappelle served as the principal of Rainier Beach… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Preschool Program adds second group of preschool providers

The City’s Department of Education and Early Learning is excited to announce that it has selected a new group of preschools to join the Seattle Preschool Program this fall. The Seattle Preschool Program is a tax-payer supported pilot program to create universal preschool for Seattle’s youngest learners. During the 2015-16… [ Keep reading ]

Round 2: Seattle Preschool Program Applications

DEEL is currently accepting applications to enroll in the Seattle Preschool Program for classes beginning fall 2015.  The second round of applications are being accepted for: 1. A Vietnamese-English dual language program at the Hoa Mai Vietnamese Bilingual Preschool in Mount Baker. 2. Two NEW Seattle Public School classrooms (located… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) Application Deadline Extended!

The deadline for completing the SPP application form has been extended from July 31 to Monday, August 10, 5:00 PM. Families who apply by the deadline will be entered into the first round of selections for preschool enrollment. To make the application accessible to all families, DEEL will be making… [ Keep reading ]

SPP Application Deadline for Families

The completed SPP application form is due by Friday, July 31, in order to be considered for the first round of selections for SPP. The first round of selections will occur the week of August 3, and families will be notified of their status by Monday, August 10.