The Denise Louie Education Center

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What We Do

For almost 40 years, DLEC has provided high-quality multicultural early learning and family support services so that Seattle kids will be ready to succeed in school and life.

Why It Matters

Half of Washington’s children enter kindergarten unprepared. Children who do not have access to high quality early learning experiences are 25% more likely to drop out of school.

Who We Are

Meet the leadership team

Board & Policy Council

Learn more about our Board & Policy Council

Where We Are

Denise Louie Education Center has three center site locations, one administrative office, and one Early Head Start office in Seattle, Washington.  Additionally, we have 3 Play and Learn groups set up on a weekly basis throughout Seattle at the Columbia City, Rainier Beach and Lake City public libraries.

  • During the 2011-12 school year, 30 DLEC children were identified with developmental concerns and were referred for additional support from our partners, the Boyer’s Children’s Clinic, the South King County Intervention Program (SKIP) and the Northwest Center. Four children received mental health services through our partners.