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    Early Learning Vision

    At Seattle Public Schools our vision is for every child to experience a quality, cohesive and joyful learning experience from preschool through fifth grade that will provide the strong foundation needed to succeed in school and life. Our programs offer children and families opportunity and access to classrooms and schools with a positive climate, and teachers who are ready and able to meet their needs by articulating and implementing high-quality learning environments across Pre-K-5th grade.

     

    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. More information available at: Seattle Preschool Program


    Head Start Preschool

    A federally funded child development program for eligible families serving three- and four-year-old children. For information on programs offered at each school. More information available at: Head Start preschool


    Special Education Preschool

    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. More information available at:Developmental Preschool


    Experimental Education Unit (EEU)

    Seattle Public Schools contracts with the Experimental Education Unit (EEU) at University of Washington for a limited number of special education slots to provide Developmental Preschool, SPP Plus, and kindergarten services. Applications are accepted through May 31st but are only eligible for priority tiebreakers if received during Open Enrollment. Who is eligible to apply for EEU?

    • Seattle Public Schools preschool students with a current IEP requiring placement in developmental preschool or SPP Plus are eligible to apply for preschool assignment at the EEU. Students must have a current IEP and be 3 years old at the time of application.
    • Seattle Public Schools students rising to kindergarten who require a special education program placement in Access, Focus, SEL, or Distinct programs are eligible to be selected for kindergarten assignment at the EEU.

     

    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. More information available at: Community Based Providers

     

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