Kindergarten

Kindergarten Application Process Flowchart

Click HERE to download a visual flowchart of the application process for the Infant Toddler Program.  This flowchart describe the difference in process for children receiving general education services only and children receiving early intervention (special education) services.

General Education

All children must be 5 years old by August 31st for general education spots in the kindergarten program

Please complete an interest application for your child to attend the EEU Kindergarten as a General Education student. This application adds your child to the interest list for the upcoming school year. Decisions are made in the Spring before the start of the school year in September. All children must be 5 years old by August 31st. Children are selected via a lottery and priority is given to children who have a sibling at the EEU and children of EEU staff.

Applications are accepted from December 1 through March 1 and are valid for one school year only. Please click the link below to submit an online application.  Paper copies are available at the EEU front desk.

GENERAL EDUCATION ENROLLMENT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR THE 2019-2020 YEAR

Special Education

All children needing special education services must apply through the Seattle Public Schools (SPS). The EEU contracts with SPS for a specific number of seats in each kindergarten classroom. SPS assigns children who have a current Individual Education Program (IEP) and who need specially designed instruction to the EEU Kindergarten via a lottery process. There is a separate lottery for each of the five regions of the district with an equal number of spots per region.

If families are interested in attending an EEU Kindergarten program and have a child with an IEP, they must submit the SPS Kindergarten Interest form to Seattle Schools during Open Enrollment.For more information contact Elizabeth Carter, Supervisor Early Childhood Special Education at (206) 252-0665, ercarter@seattleschools.org.