Preschool Program 

Preschool Programs are based on The Creative Curriculum for Preschool from Teaching Strategies. Children attending at least three days a week will be observed and assessed using The Creative Curriculum developmental objectives.

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Our school-readiness program meets the developmental needs of young children, focusing on emotional, social, physical, and cognitive skills to prepare children for success in school and in life. Classrooms are set up with safe and nurturing environments, fun-filled learning areas, consistent schedules and routines, and both large and small group times. Preschool activities include art, dramatic play, library time, cooking, discovery science, singing, and outdoor play.

  • Low teacher-child ratio of 1:8
  • Staff is trained in Early-Childhood curriculum, CPR/First Aid, and safe food handling practices
  • Children 3-4 years old and 5 year olds not enrolled in school are welcome. Children need to be fully potty-trained (no diapers or pull-ups permitted)
  • Affordable rates (Scholarships available! Please contact your local community center for more details)

September 2018 to June 2019 Preschool Program

A non-refundable $25 deposit is required during registration, and the balance of fees is due August 1, 2018.

For schedule and fees, please select a community center closest to you.

**These are City of Seattle Pathways programs. Click for more details about Pathways Programs.  
***These programs are are City of Seattle Preschool Programs (SPP). Click for more details about SPP. 

Scholarships available! Click here for more information.

Ages: 3-5 years
Time:
9:00am - 12:30pm

Tuesday/Thursday: $263 /month
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: $385 /month
Monday - Friday: $588 /month

Sibling Discount: $3/day multiplied by the number of days the ‘class’ meets per week.
Scholarships are available! Click 
here for more information.

*Note: This is a City of Seattle Pathways program, which is an entry level to the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) where partial or full subsidies are available. Please inquire at the Community Center front desk for an application.

The Seattle Preschool Program's (SPP) goal is to make voluntary, high-quality preschool available and affordable to all of Seattle’s 3 and 4 year old children. Click here for more details on Pathways Programs.

Details could be subject to change.

Questions? Please contact Alki Community Center.

Ages: 3-4 years, 4-5years
Time:
9:00am - 12:30pm

3 Days: $385 /month
5 Days: $588 /month

Sibling Discount: $3/day multiplied by the number of days the ‘class’ meets per week.
Scholarships are available! Click 
here for more information.

*Note: This is a City of Seattle Pathways program, which is an entry level to the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) where partial or full subsidies are available. Please inquire at the Community Center front desk for an application.

The Seattle Preschool Program's (SPP) goal is to make voluntary, high-quality preschool available and affordable to all of Seattle’s 3 and 4 year old children. Click here for more details on Pathways Programs.

Details could be subject to change.

Questions? Please contact Ballard Community Center.

Ages: 3-5 years
Time:
9:30am - 3:30pm
Monday-Friday

*Note: This is a City of Seattle Preschool Program (SPP), where partial or full subsidies are available. These programs are NOT registerable through Seattle Parks and Recreation. Please visit bit.ly/sprseattlepreschoolprogram or call (206) 386-1050 for details.

The Seattle Preschool Program's (SPP) goal is to make voluntary, high-quality preschool available and affordable to all of Seattle’s 3 and 4 year old children.

For this program, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) will supply partial lunches and two snacks made up of fruits and vegetables from our Farm to Table program. Parents are responsible for sending a partial lunch with food items from a list of suggested healthy food options.

Details are available at site locations. Click here for more details of SPP.

Details could be subject to change.

Questions? Please contact Bitter Lake Community Center.

Ages: 3-5 years
Time:
9:30am - 1:00pm

Tuesday/Thursday: $263 /month
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: $385 /month
Monday - Friday: $588 /month

Sibling Discount: $3/day multiplied by the number of days the ‘class’ meets per week.
Scholarships are available! Click 
here for more information.

Details could be subject to change.
Questions? Please contact Green Lake Community Center.

 

Ages: 3-5 years
Time:
9:30am - 1pm

Tuesday/Thursday: $263 /month
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: $385 /month
Monday - Friday: $588 /month

Sibling Discount: $3/day multiplied by the number of days the ‘class’ meets per week.
Scholarships are available! Click here for more information.

Details could be subject to change.
Questions? Please contact Hiawatha Community Center.

 

Ages: 3-5 years
Time:
8:30am - 12pm
Tuesday/Thursday: $263 /month 
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: $385 /month 
Monday - Friday: $588 /month

Ages: 3-5 years
Time: 12:30am - 4pm
Tuesday/Thursday: $263 /month 
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: $385 /month 
Monday - Friday: $588 /month

Sibling Discount: $3/day multiplied by the number of days the ‘class’ meets per week.
Scholarships are available! Click 
here for more information.

Details could be subject to change.
Questions? Please contact Jefferson Community Center.

Ages: 3-4 years, 4-5 years
Time:
9:30am - 1:00pm

Monday - Thursday: $469/month

Sibling Discount: $3/day multiplied by the number of days the ‘class’ meets per week.
Scholarships are available! Click 
here for more information.

Details could be subject to change.
Questions? Please contact Loyal Heights Community Center.

Ages: 3-4 years, 4-5 years
Time:
9:30am - 1:00pm

Tuesday-Thursday: $385 /month (3-4 years only)
Monday-Thursday: $469 /month
Monday - Friday: $588 /month (4-5 years only)


Scholarships are available! Click 
here for more information.

Details could be subject to change.
Questions? Please contact Magnolia Community Center.

Ages: 3-5 years
Time:
9:00am - 12:30pm

Tuesday/Thursday: $263 /month
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: $385 /month
Monday - Friday: $588 /month

Sibling Discount: $3/day multiplied by the number of days the ‘class’ meets per week
Scholarships are available! Click here for more information.

Details could be subject to change.
Questions? Please contact Magnuson Community Center.

Ages: 3-5 years
Time:
8:30am - 2:30pm
Monday-Friday

*Note: This is a City of Seattle Preschool Program (SPP), where partial or full subsidies are available. These programs are NOT registerable through Seattle Parks and Recreation. Please visit bit.ly/sprseattlepreschoolprogram or call (206) 386-1050 for details.

The Seattle Preschool Program's (SPP) goal is to make voluntary, high-quality preschool available and affordable to all of Seattle’s 3 and 4 year old children.

For this program, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) will supply partial lunches and two snacks made up of fruits and vegetables from our Farm to Table program. Parents are responsible for sending a partial lunch with food items from a list of suggested healthy food options.

Details are available at site locations. Click here for more details of SPP.

Details could be subject to change.

Questions? Please contact Meadowbrook Community Center.

 

Ages: 3-5 years
Time:
9:30am - 1:00pm

Tuesday/Thursday: $263 /month
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: $385 /month
Monday - Friday: $588 /month

Sibling Discount: $3/day multiplied by the number of days the ‘class’ meets per week
Scholarships are available! Click 
here for more information.

Details could be subject to change.
Questions? Please contact Northgate Community Center.

Ages: 3-5 years
Time:
9:30a.m.- 1p.m.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: $385 /month
Tuesday-Thursday: $385/month
Monday - Friday: $588 /month

Sibling Discount: $3/day multiplied by the number of days the ‘class’ meets per week
Scholarships are available! Click 
here for more information.

*Note: This is a City of Seattle Pathways program, which is an entry level to the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) where partial or full subsidies are available. Please inquire at the Community Center front desk for an application.

The Seattle Preschool Program's (SPP) goal is to make voluntary, high-quality preschool available and affordable to all of Seattle’s 3 and 4 year old children. Click here for more details on Pathways Programs.

Details could be subject to change.

Questions? Please contact Queen Anne Community Center.

Important Dates

We will be offering programs following the Seattle Public School (SPS) calendar starting Fall 2018 where SPS breaks are NOT included.
*Check with your local community center preschool for any additional closures.

  • First Day of Program 9/5/2018
  • Veteran's Day 11/12/2018
  • Thanksgiving Closure 11/22-11/23/2018
  • Winter Break Closure 12/24/2018-1/4/2019
  • MLK Day Closure 1/21/2019
  • Mid-Winter Break Closure 2/18/2019-2/22/2019
  • Spring Break Closure 4/8/-4/12/2019
  • Memorial Day Closure 5/27/2019
  • Last Day of School - 1 hour early release 6/20/2019

Child Care Hotline: 206-684-4203

This is a 24-hour line giving information about program closures due to extreme weather or emergencies. It is updated each day by 6am as needed.

Click on image below to open Recreation Preschool Family Handbook.

2018-19 Recreation Preschool Family Handbook

Click on image below to open Pathways/SPP Preschool Family Handbook.

2018-19 SPP/Pathways Preschool Family Handbook

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