Seattle Preschool Program

SPP Apply Now

Did you know that children who participate in high-quality early learning are more likely to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed? Apply today to set your child up with the best possible start. 

The Seattle Preschool Program offers high-quality, affordable preschool to children across the City of Seattle.

Accessible and Affordable

Our goal is to make quality preschool affordable for all. We provide free or affordable tuition for families to attend preschool in high-quality classrooms run by Seattle Public Schools and community-based organizations across the city.

High Quality

Our goal is to ensure our classrooms are high quality with continuous improvement. We use evidence-based curriculum and promote culturally responsive, engaging, and nurtuting adult/child interactions to create quality learning environments.


Our goal is to eliminate the racially disproportionate kindergarten readiness gap. Our approach is to support teachers to meet the needs of all children through student-focused coaching, ongoing curriculum training and data analysis that uses a racial equity lens.

More about SPP

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are now open!

Apply Online! 

Program Assignment

  • Submitting an application does not guarantee that your child will be selected for the program. Placement is not on a first-come, first-served basis. Please review the FAQs on selection for more information. 
  • Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be accepted through March 14, 2022.
  • Translated applications are available for download here.

Home Learning Resources

DEEL's team of Early Learning Coaches has developed engaging educational activities to support family-directed learning in the home, with easy tips and developmentally appropriate strategies.
Click for Home Learning Resources for young learners.