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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 for more children […]


Seattle Channel program highlights education levy

The five-part series “Our City, Our Schools” premiered this week on the Seattle Channel. The series chronicles levy programs that help bolster student success in school. For details visit this Web site. One of HSD’s Step Ahead preschools, South West Early Learning Preschool, is featured in the series.


3 Seattle preschools awarded Levy funding

This week, Mayor Mike McGinn announced the award of $470,000 in funding from the 2011 Families and Education Levy for investments in early learning at three Seattle preschools as part of the City of Seattle’s Step Ahead preschool program. The 2011 funding increases slots at one existing Levy-funded preschool, Denise Louie Education Center in Seattle’s […]


Free half-day preschool for 4-year-olds

The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) is now enrolling for the 2013-14 school year.  The program is funded by Washington State Department of Early Learning and the City of Seattle.  ECEAP is a free half-day preschool program for 4-year-olds whose families live or work in Seattle.  Our preschools prepare your child for kindergarten. […]


Step Ahead preschools enrolling for 2013-2014

Slots are now available for high-quality, low-cost preschool for the 2013-2014 school year through HSD’s Step Ahead Preschool Program funded through the Families & Education Levy.. Step Ahead preschools are located in numerous locations in Seattle. Step Ahead teachers have degrees in early childhood education and receive continuing education. Schools feature small class sizes and […]


The importance of pre-school

Once again, research has shown the vital importance of preschool to the future success of children in kindergartent, elementary school … and beyond. See this excellent article in the New York Times.


Enroll early for kindergarten 2013-14

The  Seattle Human Services Department is partnering with Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Early Education Collaborative to host early kindergarten enrollment nights at several Seattle elementary schools through mid-January 2013. For a list of enrollment night locations, please see this news release.  


Enroll your child early for kindergarten 2013-14

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD), in its coordinating role for the Seattle Early Education Collaborative, has announced seven early enrollment opportunities for kindergarten 2013-2014. Seattle Public Schools, SEEC, and preschools funded by HSD have partnered to provide culturally responsive support for families enrolling their children into kindergarten. Child care, dinner, interpreters, resources, technical assistance, and translation of […]


2 new funding opportunities

The Seattle Human Services Department is seeking proposals for two new funding opportunities: A Request for Investment (RFI) for community organizing and leadership development activities with immigrants, refugees and other communities of color. Approximately $100,000 in General Funds are available. Applications are due on November 15th, 2012. Initial awards will be made for the period […]


Results for ‘Professional Development’ RFQ

Results for the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for 2012-2013 Professional Development for early education providers, Family Friends and Neighbors (FFNs) and school-age care programs and educators have been announced. See below. Funded with $964,830 from the Families & Education Levy, this RFQ was first issued in July 2012 with proposals due on August 17th, 2012. […]

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