The Denise Louie Education Center


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Denise Louie Education Center (DLEC) is hiring!

Providing high quality early learning services and family support is critical to the success of our community. Children who do not have access to high quality early learning experiences are 25% more likely to drop out of school, 40% more likely to become a teen parent, 50% more likely to be placed in special education, and 70% more likely to be arrested for a violent crime.

Our children deserve better — and we cannot afford not to solve this problem. Investing in early learning now means we won’t be paying nearly so much down the road for “safety net” and correctional services. Beyond budgets, Denise Louie kids deserve a chance at a quality education and opportunity to be successful. Children from low-income families deserve to grow up in the same high-quality learning environments you would choose for your own children. A Rice University study found that a child from a high-income family will experience 30 million more words within the first four years of life than a child from a low-income family. Denise Louie helps close the “opportunity gap” so that kids can enter kindergarten ready to be successful and their families have the tools to support them.

We are looking for people who will join Denise Louie Education Center with providing these high quality services to our children and their families.

Applying is easy – the quickest way to apply is by going to the online employment application (see the Employment Application “button”.) You will be asked to provide current and prior work experiences, education, and references. You will also have the opportunity to attach your resume and any other important documents.

For those unable to apply on line, please complete the DLEC application (PDF: DLECApplicationforEmployment or MSWordDLECApplicationforEmployment. Please include a cover letter and/or resume. Send your completed application, cover letter and resume to:

Fax: (206) 260-8853, or
Mail to:
Human Resources
Denise Louie Education Center
1930 6th Avenue S., Suite 401
Seattle, WA 98134

Please, no phone calls.


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** Denise Louie Education Center does not discriminate in its hiring practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, marital status, disabilities, or status in other legally protected groups.
** Employment or volunteer service at Denise Louie Education Center is conditioned on a criminal background check as required by child care licensing and Head Start Performance Standards. The 60 categories of criminal convictions or pending charges disqualifying a person from having access to children in child care are in WAC 388-330-040.
** Certain positions require degrees, coursework or other certifications. You will be asked to provide proof of your stated education prior to hire.
** Denise Louie Education Center will make reasonable accommodations upon request.

  • Ashley's class was the first to have Jumpstart students in the classroom. Jumpstart recruits, trains, supervises, and supports college students to work with early childhood programs in low-income communities such as Head Start. Today she is attending Newport High School and wants to be a Jumpstart student when she is in college.