The Denise Louie Education Center

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Since 1978, 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.

DLEC provides a great early education for kids, support and skills for new parents, as well as extra help for families in need, creating a supportive community for all. Last year, we served more than 575 low-income and immigrant children and their families through our Early Head Start home visiting, Head Start preschool and Play & Learn socialization groups.

Our multilingual Family Service Specialists and Home Visitors can help families locate a doctor for their child, enroll them in English classes, or secure emergency housing or food if they find themselves homeless or hungry. We offer monthly parent meetings and groups to help parents develop skills and knowledge about subjects like nutrition, safety, personal finances, emotional intelligence and health care – all tools they will need to help their children be successful.

Early Head Start offers bi-monthly socialization where families and children work together on school readiness goals, enjoy a family style meal or snacks.  All parents participate in meetings to provide feedback and input to the Policy Council on continuously improve our program.

  • 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.