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 at three existing sites: Chinese Information and Service Center in the International District (8 children); Denise Louie Education Center in Beacon Hill ( 12 children) and Seed of Life Center for Early Learning and Preschool in Southeast Seattle (6 children). Funding award period is September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015.
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 Beacon Hill neighborhood, and adds two preschools to the Step Ahead program, Seed of Life LLC (southeast Seattle), and Puget Sound Educational Service District (southwest Seattle). The Levy now funds a total of 20 preschool sites operated by 11 community agencies. The Seattle Human Services Department administers the Step Ahead preschool program. For more details, see this news release.
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 enriched learning environments. Bilingual programs and staff are available.
- Children must be three or four years old by August 31, 2013
- Families must live in Seattle city limits
- Parents must be employed/training
- Must meet the income guidelines based on family size
Call 386-1050 for more information or visit this Web site.
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.