Early Learning Resources

Urban Family

Partners with SYFC in our Seattle Creston Point Apartments after school Program.

Grassroots early education intervention.

(206) 775-8901


Urban Family

Child Care Resources

Promotes equity for children, community stability, and school readiness by helping families access and choose high quality child and after school care, partnering with providers and caregivers to offer excellent care, and advocating for child care solutions that strengthen communities.    

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00p.m.  

206-329-1011  ccr (@) childcare.org 

Child Care Resources

Child Care Aware

Supports families and caregivers, shapes policy, and promotes the learning and development of Washington State youth through a network of local child care resource and referral programs. 


Child Care Aware

Get Ready to Read

An early literacy program designed to help parents and early child care providers ensure that young children have the necessary skills for learning to read. 

Get Ready to Read

Thrive Washington

Thrive Washington advances high-quality early learning – with a commitment to innovation and equity – throughout Washington state. We work with partners to activate communities, advocate for young children and families, and influence public and private investment.

206-621-5555 info@thrivewa.org 

Thrive Washington

King County Libraries

Local libraries have many resources for small children that are totally free! 

(800) 462-9600

Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 12pm – 5pm

King County Library System 


Seattle Department of Education

Lists of resources about Early Education, Advocacy, Public Schools and more. 


King County Department of Community and Human Services

A list of education resources for King County Residents. 


East African Community Services

Assists Immigrant and Refugee families with Education services and after school programs. 

(206) 721-1119


East African Community Services

Child Care Assistance program

For working families or parents in school. Eligible for those living within Seattle city limits for childcare assistance up to 13 years old. 

 (206) 233-5118

Department of Education and Early Learning

Programs for 3-4 Year Olds

For 3 and 4 year olds, there are 3 programs children may qualify for based on income eligibility:


Seattle Preschool Program

Voluntary, high quality and affordable.  

Seattle Preschool Program

Seattle Public Schools

Offers a variety of Public Preschools. 

Seattle Public Schools

Neighborhood House

Offers free programs for low income families.


Neighborhood House

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program

The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), funded through the State of Washington’s Department of Early Learning and the City of Seattle, offers part-day and full-day, high-quality, culturally and linguistically appropriate preschool services for eligible 3- and 4-year-olds and their families. 



Parent Child Home Program

A research-based early childhood literacy and school readiness program that works with families with children ages two and three not enrolled in a formal early learning program.




Their core model involves an early learning specialist, who most likely lives in the neighborhood, arrives at a toddler’s home with books and educational toys.


King County Early Learning Coalition

“The King County Early Learning Coalition is a community of early learning stakeholders from a variety of sectors with diverse perspectives, educational experiences, and cultural/ethnic backgrounds.  Convened by Soar, we work together to eliminate inequities within the early learning system that perpetuate the education opportunity gap.”




Road Map Project

A collection of organization’s working on creating equity in education. 

Road Map Project


Offers a variety of early learning programs in King County. 


Vally Kee Early Learning Center

A school for young children, with free and reduced meals. 

(253) 373-7600

Vally Kee