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 (HSD) and community partnerships, the program, launched through a Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant, will be continued. For more information please contact Maria Langlais at email@example.com or Natalie Thomson at Natalie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayor McGinn and the Seattle Human Services Department recently announced the awarding of $2.4 million in Families & Education Levy funds to nine community agencies to provide Step Ahead preschool services to low-income three- and four-year-old children and their families. For details, please see this news release.
We are seeking investment proposals from agencies/organizations interested in providing direct or contracted professional development services to early learning and school-age care programs, caregivers, and educators. We seek to contract with culturally responsive Professional Development Service Providers (PDSPs) who will ensure the delivery of best and promising professional development practices. The Service components include coaching, training, academic coursework, and outreach. Deadline is on Thursday, May 17.
For more information about the RFI and application materials, please go to our Funding Opportunities Web page.
The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) and the Seattle Office for Education (OFE) are seeking investment proposals from agencies/organizations interested in providing Step Ahead Preschool services to low-income children ages three and four and their families in Seattle. Approximately $2.4 million is available for the period of September 2012 – August 2013. All proposals must be received in person, by mail, or electronic submission by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2012. For more information about the RFI, please go to HSD’s Funding Opportunities Web page.
Four Requests for Qualifications for the 2011 Families and Education Levy have been released by the Seattle Office for Education. Information sessions are scheduled for each RFQ starting on January 12. Registration is required. The submittal deadline is February 14, 2012. For more information, please see this Web page.
The City of Seattle is seeking candidates to fill eight citizen positions on the Families and Education Levy Oversight Committee. Approved by Seattle voters on November 8, the $232 million Levy will be effective from 2012 through 2018, providing funding for school readiness and early learning; academic achievement in elementary, middle and high schools; guidance and related support for college and career preparation; and student health services. For details, please see this news release.
Seattle was one of 27 cities showcased in a new report from the National League of Cities with funding from the Wallace Foundation. Seattle and 26 other cities were described as reaching an “advanced stage” in developing citywide out-of-school time systems, which include committed leadership from the mayor, city council, schools, community and out-of-school leaders; multi-year planning; reliable information; expanding participation and a commitment to quality. The report noted gains in academic outcomes, school attendance and graduation rates for students participating in high-quality afterschool programs. For more information see this Web site.
Enroll now in Seattle Public Schools kindergarten for 2012-13. The City of Seattle is partnering with Seattle Public Schools to host early kindergarten enrollment nights at seven elementary schools in Seattle this November, December and January. Families who attend will have a chance to meet school principals and hear from kindergarten teachers and family support workers about kindergarten transition and what to expect in kindergarten. For more information, please see this news release.
The following school and community partners will also join us this year: Child Care Resources, Powerful Schools, PTSA, Public Health- Seattle & King County, Seattle Public Library, Parent Leaders (Getting School Ready Teams) and Seattle Public Schools
|Kindergarten Transition/ Enrollment for Fall 2012-13 ENROLLMENT LOCATIONS|
|Beacon Hill Elementary School2025 14th Ave S., 98144 ● 206-252-2700||November 1||6 to 7:30 p.m.|
|Northgate Elementary School11725 1st Ave., N.E. 98115 ● 206-252-4180||November 10||6 to 7:30 p.m.|
|Highland Park Elementary1012 SW Trenton St., 98106 ● 206-252-8240||November 15||6 to 7:30 p.m.|
|Olympic Hills Elementary13018 20th Ave., N.E. 98125 ● 206-252-4300||December 7||6 to-7:30 p.m.|
|Leschi Elementary135 32nd Ave., 98122 ● 206-252-2950||January 10, 2012||6 to 7:30 p.m.|
|South Shore (PreK-8) School4800 S. Henderson St. 98118 ● 206.252.7600||January 24, 2012||6 to-7:30 p.m.|
|Bailey Gatzert Elementary1301 E. Yesler Way, 98122 ● 206-252-2810||January 26, 2012||6 to-7:30 p.m.|
|Please Note: The schools listed above may not be the school your child attends.|
Are you interested in helping to break the world record for one book read to the greatest number of children on one day, on October 6, 2011? Read for the Record, a partnership between Jumpstart for Young Children, the Pearson Foundation, and hundreds of nonprofit organizations and schools across the country, encourages record-breakers to spread the word that reading with a child before he or she enters kindergarten can improve his or her likelihood of graduating from high school by as much as 30 percent. For more information, please visit this Web site.
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 and the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) still have free or reduced-cost spaces available for more than 250 children at 21 sites in southeast and southwest Seattle this school year. Step Ahead is funded by the Seattle Families and Education Levy, and ECEAP is funded by the state of Washington. For more information about these programs — locations, eligibility and applications — call 206-386-1050. For more information please visit this Web site.