Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) and Pathways


These programs are Seattle Preschool Program and Pathways Programs. To register and learn more, visit this link.

Our preschool program engages 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.

2023-2024 Licensed Preschool Handbook 
2023-2024 Licensed Childcare Center Handbook
COVID-19 Protocols
Situational Screening Process

Seattle Preschool Programs (SPP)

  • Alki @ Schmitz Park Elementary School
  • Ballard Community Center
  • Bitter Lake Community Center
  • Meadowbrook Community Center


  • Queen Anne Community Center

Important Dates

  • Family Connection Days: Sept 6-8 
  • First Day of Program: Sept 11
  • Indigenous People's Day: Oct 9 (No program)
  • Veteran's Day Observed: Nov 10 (No program)
  • Thanksgiving: Nov 23-24 (No program)

 Holiday closures are included in the Family Handbook.

  • Winter Break: Dec 25 - Jan 1 (No program)
  • Mid-winter break: Feb 20-23 (No program)
  • Spring break: April 8-12 (No program)


Participation requires submittal of the appropriate waiver forms PRIOR to the start of the program, including the medical release form (E-13) through ePACT. You will receive an email from ePACT after registration. If you have a child with special needs (e.g. asthma, allergies, etc.) and/or disabilities, there will be additional forms to be completed. 

For Help From ePact:

Email: [email protected] , or call 1-855-773-7228
(Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Questions About ePact for Seattle Parks and Recreation?

Contact: [email protected]


For Pathways sites, affordable rates (Scholarships available! Scholarships and financial aid)

Registration Forms:

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.

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