Resources for Partners and Providers

Stay up to date on guidelines from Public Health - Seattle & King County for schools and child care providers during COVID-19.

Funding Opportunities

Learn more about DEEL's funding opportunities and become a partner in our effort to transform the lives of Seattle's children, youth, and families through strategic investments in education.

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Provider Support Page

CCAP providers are an integral part of our City effort to assist income-eligible families with the cost of child care. Learn more about the CCAP program and find out how to become a CCAP provider.

Professional Development

The Department of Education and Early Learning provides professional development to City of Seattle contracted providers. Learn more about our professional development resources and services, including coaching, training workshops, seminars, and technical assistance. 

Child Information and Provider System (CHIPS)

CHIPS, or the Child Information and Provider System, is DEEL's online early learning portal.  CHIPS creates a streamlined central information system that accommodates all DEEL's early learning needs. This online and integrated data system allows all City of Seattle preschool and childcare partners to manage their agency, site, family, and child information securely and efficiently. If providers have any technical questions regarding CHIPS, please email

Education and Early Learning

Dwane Chappelle, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94665, Seattle, WA, 98124-6965
Phone: (206) 233-5118
Phone Alt: Childcare and Preschool: (206) 386-1050
Fax: (206) 386-1900

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