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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).

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.

Partner Chat: Rory Gill, Seattle Preschool Program Teacher

In celebration of DiscoverU 2020, a week of college and career exploration, we’re featuring an interview with Rory Gill, Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) Teacher at Daybreak Star Preschool and recipient of the Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy funded SPP teacher scholarship. The SPP scholarship contributes to the early learning workforce by supporting SPP educators to meet lead teacher education requirements (bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education).

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! 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,… [ Keep reading ]

Fall 2020 DEEL Newsletter

Announcing the launch of DEEL’s new department newsletter! Here’s a peek at the Fall 2020 issue.

Seattle Preschool Program: Fall 2020 Virtual Parent Q&A Event

The Seattle Preschool Program is hosting a live, online Parent Q&A Event on August 31 to explain changes to SPP this fall, including COVID-19 health guidance, programming changes, and tuition reductions.

Seattle Preschool Program Enrolling for Fall with Free and Reduced Tuition Options

The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is announcing modifications to the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) for the 2020-2021 school year in response to COVID-19. SPP programming will be available this fall in one of three programming options: in-person, 100 percent remote, or a hybrid option of both in-person and remote. Tuition for the year will be 50% off for in-person services and free for remote learning programs.

Celebrating the Emergency Child Care Program for Essential Workers

The City of Seattle’s Emergency Child Care program, launched in late March during the early days of the pandemic, supported hundreds of essential workers in the wake of COVID-related school closures.