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    Head Start Preschool Program

    What is Head Start?

    Head Start is a federally funded program that offers services for the entire family. The heart of our Head Start program is preschool classes for children. The high quality preschool experience provided is aimed at kindergarten readiness. Children participate in learning activities including social development and problem-solving. They receive developmental screenings, nutritious hot meals, health screenings and follow-up.

    Each classroom has at least two skilled and trained teachers who work with parents to design individual learning plans for each child. If children qualify for special education services, the services are provided as part of the preschool day. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in the classroom and to extend their child's learning and growth at home.

    Each classroom is also staffed with a Family Support Specialist. Parents of Head Start children are encouraged to set goals for themselves and their families, and they receive assistance in meeting these goals. Depending on individual family needs, parents may receive assistance with employment and training, parenting skills, leadership development and social services.

    How students qualify for services

    The program is federally funded and free to eligible families. 90% of the program's enrollment is reserved for families whose income is at or below the poverty level, while 10% is available to children facing other challenges, including disabilities.

    How to apply for Head Start Preschool:

    To apply for Head Start Preschool, parents/guardians must:

    1. Complete a preschool application. (Spanish preschool application).
    2. Provide verification of income as indicated on the application.
    3. Make sure the child is up-to-date on required immunizations.

    You can also call the Preschool Office at 425-936-1170 to receive an application.

    Completed applications can be mailed* to:

    Head Start Preschool
    c/o LWSD Support Services
    15212 NE 95th St.
    Redmond, WA 98052

    *Please do not deliver applications to above address in person.

    Questions? Call 425-936-1170, option 2 to leave a message and we will return your call

    How children are selected for preschool

    Selection is based on several criteria including family concerns, concerns for the child and level of family income. First priority is given to families who meet these criteria. All other applicants receive placement based on available space.

    Preschool

    Contact Us

    Preschool Registration Questions?
    Contact: Nichole Townsend
    Preschool Registrar
    ntownsend@lwsd.org
    425-936-2845

    Concerns about your child’s development or been referred for an evaluation?
    Contact: Linda Pankow, Child Find Coordinator
    lpankow@lwsd.org
    425-936-2846

    For more information on the Head Start preschool program:
    Contact: Katie Walker 
    kawalker@lwsd.org
    425-936-1170 option 2.

    Kim Brenner
    Director, Early Childhood Learning
    kbrenner@lwsd.org
    425-936-2844

    Old Redmond Schoolhouse
    16600 NE 80th St.
    Redmond, WA 98052
    425-936-2840