ISD Preschool Programs

ISD Early Childhood Education Programs and Services

Skyline Preschool Program:

The Issaquah School District has a strong belief in the necessity of early learning and the role of preschool to prepare for kindergarten readiness. In our classroom we learn skills necessary for kindergarten and life through play based learning. We use a combination of themes, hands-on learning, and one-on-one instruction to meet development. Social-emotional skills are key factors in a child’s future success. Using Scholastic’s Big Day Pre-K curriculum we will teach fundamentals that will help your child prepare for kindergarten and the future!

The Preschool program has a unique relationship with Skyline High School. Skyline students enrolled in the Teaching Academy work in the Preschool classroom one or two days per week. They gain experience working with children while earning school credit. The preschoolers love the extra special attention they receive from high schoolers.   For further information, please click on the Skyline Preschool Program link to your left.


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.

Early Childhood Education – Special Education Classroom Programs:

ECE Classrooms are currently located at Briarwood Elementary, Discovery 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.  

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.