For the second year in a row, the Seattle Preschool Program was awarded high honors by a national assessment of preschool programs. This national report assessed how the largest U.S. cities address health and well-being issues awarded honors for high-quality preschool programs, out of 40 programs across the country, only 5 programs receiving higher honors than the Seattle Preschool Program.
CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, analyzed the nation’s 40 largest cities for ten key policies that experts say are the standards for highly effective programs. CityHealth awarded each city a gold, silver, bronze, or no medal, according to their performance in the assessment. Nationwide, 33 out of 40 cities received a medal for high-quality Pre-K.
The Seattle Preschool Program again shares the silver medal in preschool quality with Albuquerque, Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Louisville, Philadelphia, and Virginia Beach.