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    We often encounter questions from parents about the Seattle Preschool Program.  We hope to answer as many as we can on this website.  If you have any questions that we have not addressed on this site, please see our Contacts page to contact someone at Seattle Public Schools who may be able to answer your question or contact the Department of Education and Early Learning at the City of Seattle at preschool@seattle.gov or 206-386-1050.

    Are meals provided?

    A snack is provided; lunch is also available for purchase or families may bring lunches for their preschoolers. We offer free and reduced breakfast and lunch for families who qualify.

    Is transportation provided?

    Transportation is not provided. If your child has a disability, transportation may be provided in accordance with their IEP.

    Is before and after school care available at my site?

    Before and after school care programs are available at select sites. Please see the Seattle Public Schools website for locations.

    Does the Seattle Preschool Program charge tuition?

    All students are considered for tuition on a sliding scale and tuition is determined by your family's size and income. Please see our Seattle Preschool Program Enrollment page for more information.

    What does the tuition cover?

    Tuition covers a six-hour school day from September to June. It does not cover the cost of before- and after-school care or the summer.

    My child is three years old, can we apply?

    Students who are 3 or 4-years of age by August 31st and live in the City of Seattle are considered eligible for the Seattle Preschool Program. Enrollment prioritizes 4-year-olds, but all families should apply if interested as wait lists vary at each site. 

    How do I enroll my child in SPP or SPP Plus?

    Please contact the City of Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) for enrollment in the Seattle Preschool Program. Please see our Seattle Preschool Program Enrollment page for more information.

    If your child has a disability and they have an IEP (Individualized Education Plan), please contact your current case manager for more information about how to enroll. Students with IEPs are considered for tuition on a sliding scale.