The Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) is preparing to open applications for the 2023-24 school year and announces expansions across the region. The program provides high-quality early learning experiences, including pre-kindergarten, to Seattle children, and according to the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL), “seventy-four to eighty percent of SPP families over the entire eight-year tenure of the program are tuition free. The other twenty to twenty-five percent, those families making $150,000.00 or more are providing with tuition subsidies.”

At 90 sites across the city, the program’s well-trained and culturally diverse staff and resources provide families and their young students with an enhanced educational experience. In 2021-2022, 32% of Black/African American kindergarteners in Seattle Public Schools had participated in SPP. According to DEEL, 63% of the program’s participants were kindergarten ready. and Black and Asian SPP participants were more likely to be kindergarten-ready than their non-SPP peers. Read our case study about SPP and the full news story here.