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    Lake Washington School District Preschool Program

    The Lake Washington Preschool Program offers a comprehensive early childhood learning experience. Classes include typically developing children from the community who attend the Lake Washington Preschool Program to receive a quality, general education preschool experience in preparation for kindergarten, as well as students receiving special education. Our excellent preschool education is offered through a tuition-based program. 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.

    Lake Washington Preschool Program Information:

    • Each classroom has:
      • One Special Education Teacher
      • One General Education Lead Teacher
      • One Para Educator
    • Additional staff serves classrooms based on individual student needs, including:
      • Occupational therapist
      • Speech and language pathologist
      • Physical therapist
    • The staff works together to provide the best environment for learning for all of the children.
    • Instruction is taught from research-based general pre-K curriculum.

    Lake Washington Preschool Program accepting applications starting April 1 for 3- and 4-year old students

    Lake Washington School District's Preschool Program will start accepting tuition-based applications for the 2019-20 school year beginning April 1 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Registration takes place at the Resource Center (16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond). If more children are registered for any one location or session (a.m. or p.m.) than we have availability, a lottery for each preschool building will be held by April 16 to determine the students in those classes. We do our best to balance classes so all students have a wonderful learning experience.

    Parents will be notified of results by May 15. After April 1, applications will be accepted at the Resource Center on any school day from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Upon confirmation of classroom enrollment, a $400 deposit will be required by June 3, 2019.

    Only children registered on April 1st during the registration hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. are eligible to be in the lottery.

    The Lake Washington Preschool Program offers a comprehensive early childhood learning experience for 3- and 4-year-olds who live within the district boundary. Lake Washington Preschool Program provides students with a quality, general-education preschool experience that prepares them for kindergarten. This program also serves students who are eligible to receive special education services.

    Children with birthdays between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2016, are eligible to participate in this program. Each class has one special education teacher, one general education lead teacher and one para educator. Class size range from 15-18 students.

    Preschool students attend class four days per week. Classes are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The morning class is from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the afternoon class is from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Program locations for 2019-20 are below:

    • Kirkland: Bell Elementary, Juanita Elementary, Muir Elementary, Sandburg Elementary
    • Redmond: Wilder Elementary, Dickinson Elementary
    • Sammamish: Carson Elementary

    Registration for the tuition-based Lake Washington Preschool Program is handled at the District Resource Center. The cost of the program for the 2019-20 school year is $4,000 ($400 per month). Upon confirmation of classroom enrollment, a $400 deposit will be required by June 3, 2019.

    Developmental Delays/Special Education Eligible

    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 also 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 are concerned that your child may have developmental delays, contact Child Find at 425-936-2760 to determine if an assessment is appropriate for your child.

    To register for the tuition-based program

    • Children must be 3 or 4 years of age to attend. 
    • Immunizations must be current.
    • Tuition: $4,000 ($400 per month). Upon confirmation of classroom enrollment, a $400 deposit will required by June 3, 2019.
    • The district offers two payment options: 
      • Prepayment for the full year
      • Payment made monthly through the use of an automated clearing house (ACH)
    • Parents will be responsible for the child's transportation.

    If you are interested in registering your child, please contact the district office for a complete application package by calling 425-936-1226 and a packet and/or information will be sent to you. 
     
    Contact information:
    LWSD Resource Center
    Preschool 
    16250 NE 74th Street
    Redmond, WA 98052
    Phone: 425-936-1226