ISD Early Childhood Education Programs and Services

Sunset Elementary houses the two following programs

Early Childhood Education – Special Education Classroom Programs:
ECE Classrooms are currently located at Briarwood Elementary, Discovery Elementary, Issaquah Valley Elementary, and Sunset Elementary Schools. Students with a variety of special needs are served within the ECE classroom setting, along with students who participate in the program as Peer Models.  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. 

Information regarding special education childfind screening process

Early Childhood Education – Peer Model Program:
Issaquah School District offers a Peer Model program in our ECE Special Education Classroom Program. Peer Models are referred by their parents and selected through a screening process at each ECE school site. We select peer models with strong verbal skills in English, who demonstrate the ability to participate in group and play situations with age appropriate independence and social behavior, and have age appropriate small and large motor skills.

Information regarding the ECE peer model program


Additional ISD Early childhood programs

Skyline Preschool Program:
Skyline High School offers preschool programs for children aged three to five years old from the surrounding communities. The program is nine months long, and begins each year in mid-September, and high school students at Skyline help in the classroom. Preschool students can attend Skyline's program two or three days per week. The program offers two sessions per day: 2 1/2 hours in the morning or afternoon. Skyline's enrollment period begins in January for the following school year. Tours are available by appointment.

Information regarding Skyline's preschool program

Issaquah School District has partnered with the Washington State Department of Early Learning through the Puget Sound Educational Service District to offer two Part-Day 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.

Information regarding the ECEAP program