A Great Early Education for Kids
Children enrolled at DLEC receive a high quality, developmentally appropriate early education. Our students attend a dynamic inclusive school. Multilingual teachers reinforce the languages kids speak at home as well as help them master English. Our curriculum includes literacy, math, and social-emotional skills so that all DLEC five-year-olds can enter kindergarten prepared and ready to learn and grow.
Classes average 7-8 for Infant rooms and 13-14 for Toddler rooms with a Lead Teacher and Teaching Assistant. Infants are fed on demand and feeding requirements will be discussed with the family. Toddler meals include breakfast/lunch/snacks. Menus follow Federal and State guidelines and are reviewed by our nutrition consultant.
Children at DLEC may attend a Child Care Extended Day program:
Child Care Program: Located in our Mercy Magnuson Place Early Learning Center. 6-10 hours of early education classrooms for children from 0-3 years old. Our child care slots are private pay option or child care subsidy.
Infant Eligibility: Children must be 3-12 months old by enrolment date.
Toddler Eligibility: Children must be between 1-2 years old by enrollment date.
Application: Once we receive your application, an enrollment staff will call to schedule an intake appointment in order to complete the application process.
Please Fax or Mail completed applications to:
Address: 5333 15th Avenue South, Seattle WA 98108
- Proof of Age
- Proof of Family Income
- Immunization Records
- Proof of Childcare Voucher (for full-day programs)
- Medical / Dental Insurance
For more information on tuition, eligibility and enrollment criteria, please contact the Enrollment Team at (206) 767-8223
5333 15th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98108
Curriculum & Student Assessments
Denise Louie Education Center utilizes the Creative Curriculum, a play-based, experiential curriculum, the Anti-Bias Curriculum, and the Second Step anti-violence curriculum that teaches children problem-solving and social-emotional skills.
Each child has an individualized plan developed jointly with the parent that identifies outcomes in social-emotional development, literacy, language development, mathematics, physical health, science, creative arts, and approaches to learning. All Denise Louie Education Center classrooms develop a language plan to promote the reinforcement of the home languages of each child in the classroom.
Throughout the year, we assess our students’ progress using a variety of tools. We measure school readiness skills using Teaching Strategies Gold (TS Gold). TS Gold divides kindergarten readiness into the following domains: language, literacy, approaches to learning, cognition and general knowledge, social and emotional development and physical development and health, science, mathematics and artistic expression.
We also gauge children’s receptive English skills using the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT). CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) measures teacher-child interactions in the areas of Emotional Support, Classroom Organization, and Instructional Support.