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Seattle Preschool Program

High-quality, affordable, and accessible child care for Seattle families, preparing students for Kindergarten and beyond.

About SPP

About SPP

The Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) was created for the purpose of offering high-quality, affordable, and accessible child care for Seattle families. In partnership with the City of Seattle’s Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL), SPP helps prepare 3 and 4-year-olds for kindergarten and beyond, while offering resources such as tuition assistance, family financial assistance, and health screenings. BrightSpark provides oversight to a collaborative hub of family child care providers participating in the Seattle Preschool Program at multiple sites across the city (see our locations below).

The accredited and evidence-based curriculum offered by the Seattle Preschool Program was designed with the goal of eliminating the racially disproportionate kindergarten readiness gap. Early learning coaches help SPP teachers provide a culturally responsive, engaging, and nurturing learning environment for all students, and some SPP classrooms offer dual language instruction. 

SPP’s approach is to support teachers to meet the needs of all children through student-focused coaching, ongoing curriculum training, and data analysis that uses a racial equity lens.

In 2021-2022, BrightSpark partnered with 9 different providers to place 35 children in SPP classrooms and graduated 17 students into kindergarten, while also distributing COVID-19 personal protective equipment and essential supplies to families and providers.

BrightSpark's SPP Locations

BrightSpark’s network of SPP providers includes partner child care programs all across the city of Seattle! See the list of partnering family child care providers and their general locations below:


Apply to enroll in SPP today!

To apply, simply fill out the application form below in your preferred language and email it to us. We will be in touch with you shortly!