Seattle Public Schools

Early Learning


Early Learning at Seattle Public Schools

At Seattle Public Schools our vision is for every child to to participate in a quality, cohesive and joyful early learning experience that will provide a strong foundation to support their success in school and life. Our preschool programs offer children and families opportunity and access to classrooms and school communities with a positive climate, and teachers who are ready and able to meet their individual needs in high-quality, inclusive, and culturally responsive learning environments.

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Inclusive Preschool Classrooms

Free Part-Day Preschool! Enrollment is open for SPS inclusive preschool classrooms led by highly qualified teachers.

  • Is your child ready for preschool but not quite ready for a full day program?
  • Are you looking for opportunities for your child to learn and play with children of diverse ability levels?

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Seattle Preschool Program

In collaboration with the City of Seattle, this program offers high-quality, affordable preschool to all of Seattle’s 3- and 4-year-old children. For information on programs offered at each school.

Head Start Preschool

Head Start is a FREE, federally funded child development program for children and their families who are eligible. The Head Start programs in Seattle Public Schools serve 3-year and 4-year-old children at 13 schools in the district, offering preschool curriculum, family services, and transportation.

Community Based Providers

Community providers who provide preschool and before and after school program at or nearby a school. For information on programs offered at each school.

Developmental Preschool

Early Childhood Special Education: For children age 3-5 determined eligible with a disability that impacts educational progress and who are in need of specially designed instruction. For information on programs offered at each school.