Early Learning Community

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Seattle Early Education Collaborative (SEEC)

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.

Important Partnerships

  • 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

Learn More
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 sonja.griffin@seattle.gov.


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

La Escuelita Job Fair

La Escuelita Hiring Flyer


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

SEEC Groups

Assessment and Accountability

Join and Learn!

Professional Development

Join and Learn!

Data Analysis

Join and Learn!

SEEC Facilitators


Seattle Kindergarten Readiness Guidelines

SEEC is a sponsor of the Early Learning Community.

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