BSD Preschool registration is OPEN! Working Day and School Day spots are limited, call SOON! Half day spots are open at various locations. Our staff will happily help you find the right location that fits your family’s needs based on availability.

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Phone Number

(425) 456-4030

Preschool Office

12011 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

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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 teachers believe strongly in the importance of discovery through play and imagination, as well as routine and structure throughout the day.  The preschool teachers also work with kindergarten teachers in the district to target behaviors and skills that they feel are important for kindergarten readiness. Our goal is to prepare your child to be successful kindergartner in the Bellevue Schools. BSD preschool will prepare your child for a successful Kindergarten experience.


Preschool student and teacher

Our preschool program offers schedule options and are conveniently located at various elementary schools throughout Bellevue.  Our program offers the following schedules:

  • Working Day: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • School Day: 6.5 hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 3 hours on Wednesday (Start times may stagger 10-15 minutes before or after elementary location start time).
  • Half Day: 3 hours available at select locations.
  • PALS Half Day: 3 hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, NO Wednesday class

Our classrooms provide an inclusive preschool experience for 3–5-year old’s. 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 classrooms use the OWL (Opening the World of Learning), and Creative Curriculum which focuses on kindergarten readiness. Our classrooms may also utilize Beebots Engineering, Handwriting without Tears and Second Step Social/Emotional Curriculum to enhance student learning in a variety of areas.

There are various ways for your child and family to access our inclusive preschool classrooms. Below are the options that your family may qualify for.

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


2021-2022 Registration Forms

Families must register their student(s) every year.

Returning Students

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New Students

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Tuition Based Access

Ages 3 – 5 Years Old
Multiple Elementary Schools – see program locations

Tuition *Rates pending approval by Bellevue School District School Board

Cost:

  • Working Day – 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday: $1,550 per month
  • School Day – 6 hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 3 hours on Wednesday : $1250 per month
  • Half Day – 3 hours Monday through Friday: $650 per month

Please email elp@bsd405.org or 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)

ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program)

Ages 3 & 4 year olds
Multiple Elementary Schools

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. ECEAP staff work 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.

Half-Day Preschool (PALS)

Ages 3 – 5 years old
Multiple Elementary Schools

The half 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 learning needs the opportunity to learn together. The program focuses on meeting developmental benchmarks in social/emotional development, communication, pre-academics, motor skills, and adaptive development.

Mandarin Program

Ages 3 – 5 Years Old
Jing Mei 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.

ORCA Spanish Program

Ages 3 – 5 years old
Stevenson

The Spanish Preschool Program Stevenson 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.

Program Locations

School Working Day School Day Half Day AM Half Day PM
Ardmore x x x x
Clyde Hill x x
Eastgate x x
Enatai x x
Jing Mei x x
Lake Hills x x
Phantom Lake x x x
Stevenson x x x x
Wilburton x x
Woodridge x x

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.