Early Learning Resources
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 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.
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.
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 [email protected]
King County Libraries
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
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.
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 Public Schools
Offers a variety of Public Preschools.
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
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.
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.