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Early Childhood Learning

Preschool & Kindergarten

Preschool

The Tukwila School District provides comprehensive preschool programs for low-income children and their families and community students. Starting in the fall of 2021, we will have the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), Head Start, and ECEAP/Community blended inclusive and dual-language programs. The goal of all our programs is to help ensure that children enter kindergarten ready to succeed, and they include preschool, family support, and child health/nutrition coordination.

ECEAP  

ECEAP is a state-funded program that serves 3- and 4-year-olds (as of August 31 of the school year) in eligible families.

This program is currently offered in the half-day model at Cascade View Elementary and Thorndyke Elementary.

Head Start

Head Start is a federally funded program that serves 3- and 4-year-olds (as of August 31 of the school year) in eligible families. This program is offered in the full-day model at Thorndyke Elementary and Cascade View Elementary.

ECEAP/Community

Our ECEAP/Community blended inclusive program has a certificated special education teacher with assistant teachers serving our ECEAP students, community, and special education students. We are offering at Tukwila Elementary.

ECEAP/Community Dual-Language Program

Our ECEAP/Community Spanish dual-language program serves our ECEAP and community students in learning both Spanish and English languages. We are offering at Tukwila Elementary.

Tukwila School District also partnered with Voice of Tomorrow in their Somali Dual Language preschool programs. Voice of Tomorrow has two preschool classes currently at Thorndyke Elementary School.

Please go to the Voice of Tomorrow website for more information.

For more information, contact the Family Support Specialist at your school.

Do you think your infant, toddler, or preschooler may have a developmental delay?  You may be eligible for free services. Contact Jane DeMello-Long at 206-901-8033 to schedule a Child Find appointment.

Kindergarten

The Tukwila School District provides free full-day kindergarten for all students beginning who are age 5 by August 31 of the school year. Incoming kindergartners in Washington state participate in WaKIDS in September, which allows us to plan for a smooth transition for children and a successful, connected start to the K-12 experience for families.

2022-2023 Part-Day Preschool Calendar
First page of the PDF file: 22-23CalenderPKPart-DayFinal060822
2022-2023 Full-Day Preschool Calendar
First page of the PDF file: 22-23CalenderPKFull-DayFinal060822

Preschool Family Support Specialists