Denise Louie Education Center
Denise Louie Education Center promotes school and life readiness through high-quality, multi-cultural early learning and family support services to low-income immigrant and refugee children and families in Seattle. We will respect and preserve each child and family's individuality, cultural heritage, and home language. We will promote personal and social responsibility with integrity and love in an environment defined by social justice and peace.
1930 Sixth Avenue South Suite 401
Seattle, WA 98134-1627
DLEC provides a range of services for children from birth to age five, from preschool centers to multicultural play groups, all designed to prepare kids for success in kindergarten. More than 80% of the families we serve are low-income immigrants and refugees, and speak a language other than English at home. Our multilingual Family Service Specialists and Home Visitors help families locate a doctor for their child, enroll them in English classes, or secure emergency housing or food if they find themselves homeless or hungry. We offer monthly parent meetings and groups to help parents develop skills and knowledge about subjects like nutrition, safety, finances, and health care, to provide them with the tools they need to help their children be successful in life.
Half of Washington's children enter kindergarten unprepared. Children without access to quality early learning experiences are 25% more likely to drop out of school, 40% more likely to become a teen parent, 50% more likely to be placed in special education, and 70% more likely to be arrested for a violent crime. Our children deserve better-and we can't afford not to solve this problem.