Inclusion Preschool

Program locations (Subject to change)

  • Kirkland: Bell Elementary, Juanita Elementary, Sandburg Elementary 
  • Redmond: Old Redmond Schoolhouse, Wilder Elementary 
  • Sammamish: Carson Elementary 

Preschool attendance location is determined by home address and site availability.  

Preschool classes are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. There is no preschool on Wednesday. 

Preschool sessions 

  • AM preschool is 8:40 - 11:10 a.m. 
  • PM preschool is 12:10 - 2:40 p.m. 

There are no all-day preschool options at this time. 

The Lake Washington Inclusion Preschool Program offers a comprehensive early childhood learning experience. Classes include typically developing children as well as students receiving special education. Students in the tuition-based program are registered based on available space. Students qualifying for special education or students at risk based on income level do not pay a fee for attendance. Non-tuition student selection is based on completion of a Head Start application (link words ‘Head Start Application’ to the Head Start page). 

Each classroom is staffed with: 

  • Special education teacher 
  • General education ed teacher 
  • Paraeducator 

Additional staff may serve classrooms based on individual student needs, including: 

  • Occupational therapist 
  • Speech and language pathologist 
  • Physical therapist 
  • Additional paraeducator support 

Class size range from 15-18 students on average with a 50:50 ratio of students receiving special education supports and those with no identified developmental delays (tuition-based students). 

Tuition-based preschool 

Tuition for inclusion preschool students is $4,750 per school year. ($475 monthly payments September- May). A deposit of $475 is required upon enrollment and counts toward your June tuition/payment. 

Transportation is not provided for tuition-based preschool students. 

To enter the waitlist for the 24-25 school year please visit this page.

Special education preschool services 

Children who have a disability that adversely impacts their education may be eligible for services and/or placement in a preschool classroom, including transportation. The district’s Child Find department provides developmental evaluations to determine if a child has a disability that qualifies him/her for services. Children are eligible if they are at least 3 years old and have qualifying scores on the assessment in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Cognitive 
  • Communication 
  • Fine motor 
  • Gross motor 
  • Social/emotional 
  • Adaptive skills 

If you have concerns about your child’s development or have been referred for an evaluation, please contact our Child Find Intake Coordinator, Linda Pankow at 425-936-2846 to determine if an assessment is appropriate for your child. If your child has an IEP and is already enrolled in our preschool program and is not yet age-eligible for kindergarten, no action is needed. Your student will roll into the next school year for preschool. 

Some students receiving Special Education services in preschool may also be eligible for services through our SNAPS Program. More information regarding SNAPS can be found here.

 

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: Sudipta Young 
suyoung@lwsd.org
425-936-2812 x52847

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

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