Preschool

Preschool Application Process Flowchart

Click HERE to download a visual flowchart of the application process for Part Day Preschool. Click HERE to download a visual flowchart of the application process for SPP or ECEAP. These flowcharts describe the difference in process for children receiving general education services only and children receiving special education services.

General Education

All children must be 3 years old by August 31st for general education spots
in any of the programs below: Part Day preschool, SPP and ECEAP.

 

Preschool Enrollment – Part Day

Please complete an interest application for your child to attend the EEU Preschool Program 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 3 years old by August 31st to be eligible. 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 (EEU General Education Preschool Application) to submit an online application.  Paper copies are available at the EEU front desk.

Seattle Preschool Program Enrollment – Full Day

All families interested in having their child attend the EEU Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) for General Education must complete an SPP application through the EEU. Applications submitted through the SPP website will NOT be considered. Children are selected via a lottery and priority is given to children who are currently enrolled, children who have a sibling at the EEU and children of EEU staff.

All students in the SPP classrooms will need to pay tuition rates according to a sliding scale based on family size and income. Payments are due monthly to SPP.

Families who are interested can contact Carolyn Cottam (ccottam@uw.edu) to complete the SPP Application or click the link below (EEU General Education Preschool Application) to submit an online application.

ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) Enrollment – Full Day

All families interested in having their child attend the EEU Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) must meet the income requirements for ECEAP. Children are given priority based on ECEAP requirements.

Families who are interested can contact Carolyn Cottam (ccottam@uw.edu) to receive paperwork or click the link below (EEU General Education Preschool Application) to submit an online application.

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

(for Part Day, SPP and ECEAP)

If your student is currently enrolled in preschool and will be returning next year, click here.

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 preschool classroom. SPS assigns children who have a current Individual Education Program (IEP) and who need services similar to those provided in Developmental Preschool to the EEU 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.

 

Preschool (Special Education) – Part Day

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

 

Seattle Preschool Program Plus – SPP Plus (Special Education) – Full Day

If families are interested in attending an EEU SPP Plus classroom and have a child with an IEP, they must first be selected for the EEU via the Seattle Public Schools lottery process. Priority is given to children who are currently enrolled or have a sibling currently enrolled in an EEU program. Once a family has been selected via the SPS lottery for the EEU, contact Carolyn Cottam (ccottam@uw.edu) to complete the SPP Application.

All students in the SPP classrooms will need to pay tuition rates according to a sliding scale based on family size and income. Payments are due monthly to SPP.

If your student is currently enrolled in preschool and will be returning next year, click here.