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ISD Early Childhood Education Programs and Services

ISD Preschool Academy

Located at:

  • Holly Street Early Learning Center – 565 NW Holly Street, Issaquah
  • Skyline High School  1122 228th Avenue SE, Sammamish

Our preschool program includes developmentally appropriate curriculum that meets the needs of each child as they grow socially, emotionally, mentally, and physically. In our classroom we learn the many necessary skills for kindergarten and life through play-based and academic learning. For more information please visit their website by clicking here. Tours are available by appointment.


Issaquah School District has partnered with the Washington State Department of Early Learning through the Puget Sound Educational Service District to offer Preschool and Family Assistance Programs for income-eligible children living within the Issaquah School District Boundaries. The Issaquah School District encompasses more than just Issaquah city limits, with boundaries including all of Issaquah and some neighborhoods in Bellevue, Newcastle, Sammamish, Preston, Renton, and Maple Valley.

Early Childhood Education – Special Education Classroom Programs

ECE Classrooms are currently located at Briarwood Elementary, Discovery Elementary, and Holly Street Early Learning Center. Students with a variety of special needs are served within the ECE classroom setting, along with students who participate in the program as Community Peers (see below). Placement in our ECE classrooms is determined through an evaluation process, and students must meet eligibility criteria. Each ECE session runs 4 days per week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday for 2-1/2 hours per day. Each child’s home address determines the site-location and placement in a morning or an afternoon session. Transportation is provided for students who meet the eligibility criteria for the ECE Program. If you are interested in setting up an appointment to have your student screened please call 425-837-7197 or email  

Early Childhood Education – Community Peer Program

The Issaquah School District has Community Peer openings in our Early Childhood Education (ECE) Preschool Program (see above). A Community Peer is defined as a child who is following a typical pattern of early development and has turned 3 by April 15th of the year prior to enrollment. Community Peers are referred by their parents and selected at each ECE school site on a first come first serve basis. Each ECE site offers a morning or an afternoon preschool session with a maximum of 12 children with special needs and up to 3 Community Peers per classroom.

Community Peer Tuition is $245 per month - Financial Aid Forms are available upon request at the time of enrollment.

Early Childhood Education – Bridge-to-Kindergarten

The Early Childhood Education, Bridge-to-Kindergarten program is designed to support our preschool students who receive special education services and who will be transitioning into a kindergarten program. ECE Bridge-to-Kindergarten will focus on important kindergarten readiness skills such as early literacy and math, social skills, and approaches to learning. For information about this program, please reach out to ECE Coordinator, Dr. Luisa Sanchez-Nilsen at

Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten is a full-year program for four-year old children, prior to entering kindergarten the following year. Students qualify through an application and screening process. This free program is available for children who are not currently enrolled in an early learning program and demonstrate financial, academic, and/or social-emotional needs. Transitional Kindergarten will focus on essential academics, social-emotional skills, and learning habits to empower children as they launch into their academic journey. Questions? Email us at