Seattle Early Education Collaborative (SEEC) is a community collaborative of stakeholders and partners working together to create a shared vision for early learning in Seattle and to achieve greater gains for children. Our stakeholders and partners include Step Ahead and ECEAP programs and Head Start grantees.
SEEC connects three working groups into a coordinated structure.
These groups are:
- Assessment and Accountability Workgroup
- Professional Development Workgroup
- Transition Work Group
We believe that we can do more for kids, and do it better, through collaboration rather than acting on our own. Early examples of this are the 2007 and 2008 joint trainings, the UPK standards, development of the Kindergarten Readiness Guidelines and the 2008 assessments which will give us far better data than ever before to inform professional development and quality improvement efforts.
We envision that we will collaborate by creating a shared vision, aligning outcomes and strategies, sharing expertise and, in some cases, funding. The initial agreement between the City of Seattle, for Step Ahead and ECEAP, and the Head Start Grantees includes the commitment to work together as SEEC on community assessment, professional development and assessment, recruitment, enrollment and waiting lists, child development and health services, parent and community services and communication.
- SEEC members are working with Seattle Public Schools, the New School Foundation and Berk & Associates as part of the Seattle PreK-3rd Partnership. To learn more about this important program, please visit www.seattlepk3.org.
- SEEC is also a supporter of Mayor McGinn's Youth and Families Initiative. For more information, please visit www.youthandfamiliesinitiative.org
Please select a group below to learn more about SEEC. For additional information on how to join any of the SEEC workgroups, please contact Sonja Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding & Other Opportunities
Click on the individual links for more information!
Child Care Assistance Program - City of Seattle (Flyers available in multiple languages)
LEGO Grant Funding Opportunity
Expert, gentle dental care for all children!
Free Training Opportunities HUB Symposium Flyer
2013 Seattle Juma Youth Apply Now
City of Seattle Structural Racism Technical Assistance for Human Services Agencies
Job Opportunity: Child Care Resources, Seattle Early Education Collaborative Coach
The Project Approach
The Step Ahead Preschools Request for Investment
Seattle Summer Food Service Program Letter
Seattle Summer Food Service Program Application
Introduction to Bilingual Education
Denise Louie 2013 Summer Program Application
Seattle Child's Summer Camps
Upcoming Meetings and Events
For a complete list of early learning events, please visit the community calendar.
SEEC Professional Development: Training Calendar 2011-2012
SPS SEEC K-Nights and Early Enrollment 2012-13
SPS SEEC K-Nights and Early Enrollment 2013-14 Flyer
Causey Memorial Soul Food Dinner Flyer 12-8-12
SEEC Assessment & Professional Development 2013
Dual Language Taskforce Flyer
South Shore PK-8 School Tours
SEEC PreK-3rd Work Group Agenda
SEEC PreK-3rd Pilot Meeting Agenda
CCFW Lecture: "The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind"
Praxis 3rd Annual Black History Month Symposium
Service Awareness Month Flyer and Agenda
SAM Employee Recognition Nomination Form
Distinguished Lecture Series 2013, Quality Teaching & Learning for Young Children with Robert C. Pianta
NW Children's Fund: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Building Resilience
Diversity Speaker Series with Dr. Ronald Cunningham
SEEC Winter Conference: Planting Seeds for Success
Madrona Stars Training Event
2013 Seattle Public Schools Semi Annual Family Symposium
People's Academy for Community Engagement Program 2013-2014