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Edmonds School District

Edmonds Preschool

The Edmonds Preschool program is open to all children residing within the district boundaries who are between the ages of three to five years old by September 1. The main programming site is located at the Alderwood Early Childhood Center (AECC) in Lynnwood. In addition, we are excited to expand the preschool program with locations at Lynndale and Chase Lake Elementary. 


The Edmonds Preschool program is an inclusive model designed for a wide range of children. As part of the educational program, all preschool students are enrolled in inclusive classrooms creating a welcoming community for everyone. Each classroom consists of students who qualify for special education services, students who qualify for tuition support through state funding (ECEAP), and students who attend by paying tuition.

Families, in collaboration with lead teachers, play an important role in creating a welcoming community in which all strengths are valued and everyone belongs. 

Staff

The classified lead teachers are highly qualified early childhood educators who serve a diverse range of learners. In addition, as partner teachers, certificated Special Education teachers provide specially-designed instruction in our preschool classrooms. Each classroom is additionally supported by educational assistants, as well as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, and Physical Therapist.

Edmonds Preschool program locations:

Days and times

Edmonds Preschool is Monday through Thursday and offers the following 2 hours and 45 minute sessions:

  • Morning session: 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM 
  • Afternoon session: 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM 

Lunch is included during each Edmonds Preschool session

Edmonds Preschool will serve lunch as part of each preschool session and will follow the district’s elementary school lunch menu:

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Enrollment

For children who are between the ages of three to five years old by September 1, there are three pathways for a child to attend Edmonds Preschool:

  • Families pay a monthly tuition of $400
    Email edmondspreschool@edmonds.wednet.edu with any questions.

    Complete Inquiry Form 2023-24

     Complete inquiry form 2024-25

  • FREE tuition for eligible families based on their income
    To access the state’s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), email eceap@edmonds.wednet.edu.

Complete ECEAP Inquiry Form 2023-24

COmplete eceap inquiry form 2024-25

  • Children who qualify for Special Education services
    Families who believe their child is eligible for these services can visit Child Find

    Child Find

School Year Start Dates:

2023-2024
Monday, Sept. 18 2023

2024-2025
Monday, Sept. 16 2024

2025-2026
Monday, Sept. 15 2025