Pathway to Seattle Preschool Program

Pathway to Seattle Preschool Program

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About Pathway

Pathway  provides full- and half-day high-quality preschool programs for low-income 3- and 4-year-olds. Part-day Pathway programs provide a 3½ hour instructional day for children, 4 to 5 days a week from September to June.  Full-day Pathway programs provide 6 or more hours a day for children, 5 days a week from September to June. Pathway uses a research-based curriculum that is aligned with Washington State early learning guidelines and Common Core standards.  Teachers provide daily opportunities for children to improve skills in language and literacy, math concepts, science, social studies, arts, physical development, and social and emotional development.

Teachers with degrees in Early Childhood Education 
Small class sizes
Enriched classroom environments 
Continuing education required for teachers
Help with kindergarten enrollment and transition
Bilingual programs and teaching staff

Pathway Locations
Pathway programs are run by community-based organizations and schools, and are located in or near elementary schools.      

Pathway Eligibility Requirements

  • Children must be three or four years old by August 31st of participating year
  • Families must live within Seattle City limits
  • Must meet income guidelines

Pathway Income Guidelines 2020 - 2021

Family Size

Family Gross Monthly Income Limits
(up to 350% FPL)
1 -0-  to $3,720
2 -0-  to  $5,030
3 -0-  to  $6,335
4 -0-  to  $7,641
5 -0-  to  $8,950
6 -0-  to  $10,255
7 -0-  to  $11,561
8 -0-  to  $12,870
9 -0-  to  $14,175
10 -0-  to  $15,481

* Payment assistance may be available if families need help paying for a full-day program through Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) or the City of Seattle's Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).

2020-2021 Pathway Flyer

Pathway Application Process


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Associated Recreation Council (ARC)
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(Full Day) (206) 913-2538
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Education and Early Learning

Dwane Chappelle, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94665, Seattle, WA, 98124-6965
Phone: (206) 233-5118
Phone Alt: Childcare and Preschool: (206) 386-1050
Fax: (206) 386-1900

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