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Mayor announces Seattle preschool program expansion
Mayor announces Seattle preschool program expansion

Mayor Bruce Harrell and partners announced the opening of applications for the City of Seattle’s award-winning Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) for the 2024-2025 school year. Sixteen new classrooms will be added for the upcoming academic year, with the capacity to serve nearly 2,500 children living in Seattle.

In the 2024-2025 school year, SPP is partnering with 27 organizations, with 97 preschool sites and 151 classrooms. Applications opened March 15, 2024. SPP provides free tuition to most Seattle families who apply, with rates calculated based on household income and family size to advance educational equity and reduce race-based opportunity gaps in kindergarten readiness.

Speakers and attendees include:
Mayor Bruce Harrell, City of Seattle
Councilmember Maritza Rivera, Seattle City Council
Director Dwane Chappelle, Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning 
Executive Director Ruth Causey-Brown, Causey’s Learning Center
Kristina Hollander, Parent


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