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Step Ahead Preschools Expand for 2014-2015 School Year

The Seattle Human Services Department today announced that Sound Child Care Solutions’ Hoa Mai Vietnamese Bilingual Preschool was awarded $229,972 in Families and Education Levy Step Ahead Preschool funding for 36 children. The program will open in Fall 2014 in the Mt. Baker neighborhood. Additional Step Ahead Preschool funds were also awarded [More]

Child Care Resources receives funding for child care outreach

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) today announced that Child Care Resources was awarded $148,500 for the Family Child Care Outreach Project. This project will provide outreach and training to 100 Seattle family child care providers who serve low-income children to help providers meet quality guidelines for HSD’s child care subsidy program. [More]

Need help paying for child care?

Are you a working parent who needs help paying for child care? The City of Seattle may be able to help. The Seattle Human Services Department’s Child Care Assistance Program helps low- and moderate-income working families pay for child care for children ages one month to 13 years. Mayor Mike McGinn recently announced [More]

Mayor’s Proposed Budget preserves human services

Mayor Mike McGinn presented his Proposed 2013-2014 Budget to the City Council on September 24th. The budget preserves direct human services and adds funding for inflation increases for agencies, child care assistance, homeless families, domestic violence prevention, a pilot program to help young adults of color find career path jobs. For details [More]

Funding for child care, homeless families in Mayor’s budget

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Mayor McGinn announced new investments in human services as part of his 2013-14 Proposed Budget, including an expansion of a City program providing child care to low- and moderate-income families and increased assistance to homeless families with children. The proposed budget also includes an increase in funding for [More]

‘Farm to Table’ program continues!

The City of Seattle’s Farm to Table Project will continue to link senior meal sites and child care programs to local area farms.  The goal of these efforts is to get local, organic produce into some of Seattle’s most under-served communities.  With continued funding from the City of Seattle Human Services Department [More]

Mayor promotes city’s free preschool programs

Joined by educators and children of Seattle’s La Escuelita Bilingual School, Mayor Mike McGinn announced today (Aug. 31) openings in the City of Seattle’s free and reduced-fee preschool programs. The Seattle Human Services Department is now enrolling 4-year-olds from low- to moderate-income families in free or low-cost, high-quality preschool programs. Step Ahead [More]

Free & low-cost preschool available

Seattle Human Services Department preschool programs are now enrolling 4-year-olds from low- to moderate-income families. Seattle Step Ahead and the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) still have free or reduced-cost spaces available for more than 600 children at 21 sites in southeast and southwest Seattle this school year. Click here [More]

Families & Education Levy workshops begin in June

The City of Seattle's Office for Education is sponsoring a series of more than 20 workshops beginning on June 23rd, 2011 for anyone interested in the implementation of the proposed Families & Education Levy renewal strategies. Registration is required. For a schedule of workshops see this Web link. [More]

HSD to reorganize to better meet needs of community

Beginning on March 1, 2011, the Seattle Human Services Department will realign its operations to better meet the needs of constituents and the community. The work of former divisions including Youth Development & Achievement, Early Learning & Family Support, and Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention will be restructured to become two [More]