Cedar Park Elementary

Cedar Park


Preschool at Cedar Park

Cedar Park Elementary hosts Seattle Preschool Program Plus (SPP Plus).

Learn how to enroll your 3 or 4 year old.


Cedar Park will host two SPP Plus classrooms. Each classroom will have:

  • 20 Students
  • 1 Certified Lead Teacher
  • 1 Instructional Assistant
  • 1 Classroom Helper
  • 6.5-hour school day

Our classrooms use the High Scope educational approach. This approach is consistent with the best practices recommended by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our goals for children include:

  • A sense of belonging, positive social relationships, whole child development and academic learning to reach their full potential.
  • To learn through active involvement with people, materials, events and ideas.
  • To become independent, responsible, and confident — ready for school and ready for life.
  • To learn to plan their own activities, carry them out, and talk with others about what they have done and what they have learned.
  • To gain knowledge and skills in academic, social, and physical areas.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  • Preschool classrooms will follow the same scheduled bell times and school-year calendar as the K-5 program.
  • Preschoolers will have outdoor recess every day in all types of weather.
  • There is no district transportation for the preschool program.
  • There is no school supply list for the preschool, although students should bring the following personal items: change of clothes, water bottle, blanket for rest-time, etc.
  • Students can purchase school lunch or breakfast, or can bring their own from home.
  • Families will need to fill out SPS health forms so we can identify allergies and life threatening health conditions.

What to bring on the 1st day of school

  • School Forms (if not already completed)
  • Blanket for rest time
  • Reusable water bottle to keep at school
  • Extra set of clothes to keep at school
  • Students can bring a lunch from home or purchase school lunch

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:55-8:30 – Breakfast/Morning Activities
  • 8:30 – 8:40 – Greeting Time
  • 8:40-8:50 – Large Group
  • 8:50-9:10 – Small Group
  • 9:10-9:20 – Planning Time
  • 9:20-10:30 – Work Time
  • 10:30-10:40 – Recall Time
  • 10:40-11:10 – Outside Time
  • 11:10- 11:15 – Wash Hands
  • 11:15-11:45 – Lunch
  • 11:45-12:15 – Rest Time
  • 12:15-12:45 – Specialist
  • 12:45-12:50 – Travel Time
  • 12:50-1:05 – Read Aloud
  • 1:05-1:35 – Outside Time
  • 1:35-1:50 – Small Group
  • 1:50-2:00 – Snack Time
  • 2:05-2:20 – Choice Time
  • 2:20-2:25 – Dismissal

Preschool at Seattle Public Schools

A young student plays with preschool toys in a classroom

At Seattle Public Schools our vision is for every child to participate in a high-quality, cohesive, and joyful early learning experience that will provide a strong foundation to support their success in school and life.

Our preschool programs offer children and families opportunity and access to classrooms and school communities with a positive climate, and teachers who are ready and able to meet their individual needs in high-quality, inclusive, and culturally responsive learning environments.

Seattle Preschool Programs

  • Seattle Preschool Program (SPP): In collaboration with the City of Seattle, this program offers high-quality, affordable preschool for all 3- and 4-year-old children in Seattle.
  • Seattle Preschool Program Plus (SPP Plus) is a high-quality preschool program that also offers inclusive opportunities for students with and without disabilities.

See which schools in SPS host the Seattle Preschool Programs:

Head Start Preschool Program

A young student stacks blocks in a classroom

Head Start is a FREE, federally funded child development program for children and their families who are eligible. The Head Start programs in Seattle Public Schools serve 3-year and 4-year-old children, offering preschool curriculum, family services, and transportation.

Learn more and see which schools in SPS offer the Head Start Preschool Program:

Developmental Preschool

Early Childhood Special Education: For children age 3-5 determined eligible with a disability that impacts educational progress and who are in need of specially designed instruction. Learn more about the programs:

Community Based Providers

Community providers who provide preschool and/or before and after school programs at or nearby a school.

Inclusive Preschool Classrooms

Free Part-Day Preschool!

  • Is your child ready for preschool but not quite ready for a full day program?
  • Are you looking for opportunities for your child to learn and play with children of diverse ability levels?