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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 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 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 school day model at Thorndyke Elementary and Cascade View Elementary.

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

Preschool Family Support Specialists

Romina Munoz-Macias

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Tukwila Elementary
Title(s)
Family Support Specialist

Contact Information

Email
(Primary)
School Phone
206-901-7590

Terra Dupont

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Cascade View Elementary
Title(s)
Family Support Specialist

Contact Information

Email
(Primary)
School Phone
206-901-7743

Dawn Sharp

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Cascade View Elementary, Thorndyke Elementary
Title(s)
Family Support Specialist Head Start Full Day Preschool

Contact Information

Email
(Primary)
School Phone
206-901-7650

Leah Reynolds

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Thorndyke Elementary
Title(s)
Family Support Specialist

Contact Information

Email
(Primary)
School Phone
206-901-7648
Resources

Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Puget Sound Educational Services District Early Learning

The Federal Office of Head Start

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.


Resources

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