Preschool programs are hosted by the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation for children ages 3 - 5.
Classrooms are set up with rich environments, fun-filled learning areas, consistent schedules and routines, and both large and small group times with a low-teacher child ratio of 1:8.
Programs run from September to June.
Vacancies are filled on a rolling basis.
Scholarships are based on household size and parent/guardian income and successful applicants receive a 50% to 90% subsidy as funds are available.
Families apply for scholarships annually.
Use our website to locate the nearest community center or pool facility.
Fill out scholarship application. Application is available in English, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese.
These preschool locations offer scholarships through Seattle Parks and Recreation or free preschool through the Pathway Preschool Program:
Alki Community Center
5817 SW Stevens St, Seattle, WA 98116
Ballard Community Center
6020 28th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Queen Anne Community Center
1901 1st Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119
These preschool locations offer scholarships through Seattle Parks and Recreation or affordable preschool through the Seattle Preschool Program:
Bitter Lake Community Center
13035 Linden Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
These preschool locations offer scholarships through Seattle Parks and Recreation:
Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center, Nature Kids Preschool
3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199
Green Lake Community Center
7201 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115
Hiawatha Community Center
2700 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Jefferson Community Center
3801 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
Loyal Heights Community Center
2101 NW 77th St, Seattle, WA 98117
Magnolia Community Center
2550 34th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98199
Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
Visit ARC's website (https://arcseattle.org/Preschool-Programs) to learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation Preschool Programs.