Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Preschool Programs

How to Apply to Preschool!

If you are interested in enrolling your child in a Highline Public Schools program, please complete the Preschool Interest form. The Early Learning Department will review your application and notify you of available program options and next steps. Household size, family income, Individual Educational Program status, and other factors may determine your child’s placement. 

Preschool Interest Form

Highline School District Preschool Program Information

Highline Public Schools offers a variety of high quality, early learning opportunities for children who reside in the Highline community. To be eligible to enroll for the next school year, children must turn 3 or 4 by August 31. Please expand the programs below to learn more about our program offerings. 

ECEAP is the Early Childhood Education Assistance Program that is free for eligible families.

Community PEER program is part of the Developmental Preschool program for typically developing children from the community. 

Developmental Preschool is for children who qualify for special education services. 

Midway Preschool is for children that reside in the Midway Elementary service area. 

ReadyK is for children eligible to begin kindergarten in the fall who have had little or no access to an early learning experience. 

Early Learning Community Partners

Highline's PreK & Elementary Success team hosts professional learning events for the early learning network (Early Learning PLN).  Anyone in the Highline service area who provides an early learning experience for children in settings such as preschool (district and community), childcare centers, in-home care, or Play & Learn are welcome to join us. Check out the Early Learning Professional Learning webpage to learn more about this opportunity and how to connect with us.

The organizations below (both preschool and childcare) have committed to partnerships with Highline. Their efforts include participating in shared professional learning, using aligned district resources, and collaborating around kindergarten transitions.

Highline Public Schools recognizes the importance of early learning in the success of all students and continues to expand the opportunities available to families of children birth-5 years.

Our programs reflect the diverse community Highline serves by providing high quality, equitable early learning experiences designed to support kindergarten readiness.

Did You Know?

Currently enrolled Highline preschool students will be automatically enrolled in kindergarten when eligible. No registration is required! 

You will hear about your student’s school assignment in the spring. Placement typically occurs at the neighborhood school based on your address.

Child Find

If you have concerns about your preschooler's development, we offer monthly screenings. Parents are encouraged to take advantage of this free service.


Preparing your child for Kindergarten?

Check out the Kindergarten Readiness Guidelines that highlights skills to support success in kindergarten and beyond. 

Kindergarten Readiness Guide