Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Bellevue School District is unable to offered tuition-based preschool as we have in the past. We will be offering limited preschool service by invitation only. We will continue to monitor the situation and hope to return to our normal offerings as soon as safely possible.

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Phone Number

(425) 456-4030

Preschool Office

12011 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

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Preschool student and teacher

The preschool years are a special time in a child’s life. During these years, children become more independent, begin to develop self-control and learn to assert themselves in socially accepted ways. They also begin to use thousands of words and complex sentences to express their ideas. The district’s preschool curriculum provides opportunities for your child to practice these skills and more. Our goal is to prepare your child to be successful kindergartner in the Bellevue Schools.

Our preschools offer flexible options and are conveniently located at most elementary schools. School Day preschool classes are offered 6 hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 3 hours on Wednesday. Children may also choose to attend a 3 hour Half Day preschool in the morning or afternoon. For families needing additional hours, the Extended Day program is available from 6:30 am – 6:00 pm.

Tuition options include: full tuition, tuition assistance/scholarship, Working Connections Child Care subsidy, and ECEAP (WA state tuition free preschool for qualifying families)

No matter which program you choose, our preschool will prepare your child for a successful Kindergarten.

2020-21 Registration Forms

Families must register their student(s) every year.


Returning Students

Preschool use the registration links below:

English VersionSpanish Version


New Students

Preschool use the registration links below:

English VersionSpanish Version

Preschool Program

Ages 3 – 5 Years Old
Most Elementary Schools

Research has shown that a high quality preschool program boosts the kinds of learning, social and thinking skills needed for later achievement. Bellevue School District preschool programs use the OWL (Opening the World of Learning) curriculum which focuses on those skills needed by children to become successful readers. All classrooms also utilize the Dreambox Math Program, Beebots Engineering, Handwriting without Tears and Second Step Social/Emotional Curriculum to enhance student learning in a variety of areas.

Cost
Program Monthly Cost 2020-21
Extended Day $1,475
School Day $1,175
Half Day AM $590
Half Day PM $450
ECEAP Free

Please contact our office at (425) 456-4030 to learn more about tuition assistance/scholarship, Working Connections Child Care subsidy , and ECEAP (WA state tuition free preschool for qualifying families)

Locations
School Extended Day School Day Half Day AM Half Day PM
Ardmore x x x x
Bennett x x x
Cherry Crest x x
Clyde Hill x x x
Eastgate x x x
Enatai x x x x
Lake Hills x x x x
Medina x x x
Newport Heights x x
Phantom Lake* x x x x
Puesta del Sol* x x
Sherwood Forest* x x x
Stevenson x x x x
Wilburton x x x x
Woodridge x x

*This table only displays program offerings for our regular preschool program. See below for information regarding our Mandarin, Spanish and 4-Day programs, and ECEAP.

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ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program)

Ages 3 & 4 year olds
Multiple Elementary Schools

ECEAP is a comprehensive preschool program. Children who attend ECEAP learn to manage their feelings, get along with others, and follow classroom procedures. They build the beginning skills for reading, math, and science. The program works closely with parents to support their children’s health and education and to meet family goals. They help families access medical care, dental care, and social services.

Cost

ECEAP is tuition free for qualified families, funded by Washington State for children 3 and 4 years old. Children are eligible for ECEAP based on their age and family income.

Locations

Check back for a listing of school locations and program offerings.

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Mandarin Program

Ages 3 – 5 Years Old
Jing Mei Elementary & Woodridge Elementary

The Mandarin Program is an introductory program to Mandarin language and culture. The OWL curriculum is instructed in both English and Mandarin. Enrollment is open to all families.

Cost
Program Monthly Cost 2020-21
Extended Day $1,475
School Day $1,175
Half Day AM Not Available
Half Day PM Not Available

Interested in tuition assistance? Please contact our office at (425) 456-4030 to learn more.

Kindergarten Teacher

ORCA Spanish Program

Ages 3 – 5 years old
Puesta del Sol, Lake Hills & Sherwood Forest

The Spanish Preschool Program at Puesta del Sol and Sherwood Forest Elementary is an introductory program to Spanish language and culture. The OWL curriculum is instructed in both English and Spanish. Enrollment is open to all families.

Cost
Program Monthly Cost 2020-21
Extended Day $1,475
School Day $1,175
Half Day AM $590
Half Day PM Not Available

Interested in tuition assistance? Please contact our office at (425) 456-4030 to learn more.

Phantom Lake Elementary

4-Day Preschool (PALS)

Ages 3 – 5 years old
Multiple Elementary Schools

The 4-day preschool (PALS) classes are taught by certificated special education teachers. The classes are integrated + inclusive preschool programs that gives typically developing children and children with special needs the opportunity to learn together. There is no program on Wednesday.

Cost
Program Monthly Cost 2020-21
Extended Day Not Available
School Day $900
Half Day AM $450
Half Day PM $450

Interested in tuition assistance? Please contact our office at (425) 456-4030 to learn more.

Locations
School School Day Half Day AM Half Day PM
Enatai x
Phantom Lake x x x
Stevenson x
Wilburton x x