Quality Practice & Professional Development

DEEL provides high-quality professional development resources for City of Seattle-funded early childhood programs & providers, including Seattle Preschool Program (SPP, SPP+), Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP).

Our Team's Commitment to Racial Equity

Every educator implements a democratic educational approach through equity driven instruction and a high quality learning environment.

Equity Driven Coaching

Coaches will utilize a culturally responsive instructional coaching method.

Training For Educators

Training will be culturally responsive with a focus on race and social justice, anti-bias education, restorative healing practice and social and emotional learning.

Tools For Responsive Teaching

Educators will receive tools and resources to improve their culturally responsive instructional practice, to improve the learning environment and to support and improve child outcomes.

DEEL Coaching 

DEEL Coaches use a Culturally Responsive Instructional Coaching approach to provide intensive, intentional, and reflective coaching to classroom-based staff. The coaches use the lenses of equity and cultural responsiveness to understand the professional development and specific needs of all instructional staff in the classroom.

Coaches also provide guidance and training to directors, site supervisors, and other key personnel. Meet our Team!


DEEL Training

The Department of Education and Early Learning provides professional development to early childhood educators in the greater Seattle area. Learn more about our professional development resources and services, including training workshops, seminars, and technical assistance.