EEU - Kindergarten

Contact: Chris Matsumoto (ctm@uw.edu)
Core Function: Clinical Services

The EEU provides a full-day, kindergarten program that includes students with and without disabilities. All children, regardless of ability, learn along-side their peers.

The kindergarten teams meet the needs of all students by following and adapting the districtís general education curriculum, and providing instruction in both large and small group settings. These decisions are made on a child-by-child basis and change based on learning outcome and needs throughout the school year. Our goal is to build a strong community of diverse learners, with an emphasis on membership and belonging. We celebrate the strengths of individual children, while providing them with responsive instruction to build academic and social skills and increase independence.

The program emphasizes the development of academic, social, communication and motor skills that enable children to be successfully in elementary school. Physical therapists, Occupational therapists and Speech Language Pathologists work with the teaching staff to provide services within the context of the general education and classroom environment. Special Education and Related Services are provided by EEU staff through a contract with Seattle Public Schools (SPS).