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Daybreak Star Preschool

Indoor Preschool (SPP)

Program Overview 

Daybreak Star Preschool partners with the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) to offer to offer a high-quality, affordable, sliding-scale, full-day* early learning experience for children 3-5 years old. Our program centers culturally responsive pedagogy and emphasizes the importance of parents as their child(ren)’s first teachers. We give children a place to play, explore, and learn in community, establishing a solid foundation for all their future endeavors.

*The program runs 9am-3pm Monday-Friday, with before and after childcare options available to extend the day up to 8am-5pm.

Curriculum Philosophy 

We use HighScope, an emergent, research-based and play-based curriculum approach that supports teachers to create lessons daily with active learning opportunities around our children’s interests to strengthen their skills. Teachers use their observations and documentation of children to embed culturally responsive and developmentally appropriate practices into their work. A key tool in HighScope is the “Plan-Do-Review” model. This model helps children decide what they want to explore during their play time and support teachers in preparing to meet the daily needs of our children. 

children playing in a classroom

Eligibility

As a SPP partner, we prioritize children residing in Seattle who are four-years-old by August 31, and we accept children who are three-years-old by August 31 when space is available. Three-year-olds must meet income guidelines (please contact SPP for additional information). We welcome children and families of all backgrounds (race, ethnicity, gender, etc.) and invite them to experience our Indigenous early learning program model.

Program Tuition 

As a SPP partnering center, Daybreak Star Preschool offers affordable and competitive rates. Our program may be FREE for families who qualify. Please use the SPP Tuition Calculator to find out how much your tuition may be.

Families with siblings participating in the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) are eligible for a 10% discount on the second child’s tuition. This discount will be applied to your bill automatically. Please email preschool@seattle.gov with any questions.

Enroll now! 

We’d love to have you! Contact Preschool Program Manager Nick Terrones at nterrones@unitedindians.org.

Questions? Contact Us.

Preschool Program Manager Nick Terrones: nterrones@unitedindians.org