More than 40 community members, including city of Federal Way officials, Federal Way Public Schools board members, Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce ambassadors, local business owners and families, attended a ribbon cutting for the FWPS Uptown Square Learning Center on Jan. 24. The center, which opened in October serves 100 part- and full-day preschool students. Courtesy FWPS

More than 40 community members, including city of Federal Way officials, Federal Way Public Schools board members, Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce ambassadors, local business owners and families, attended a ribbon cutting for the FWPS Uptown Square Learning Center on Jan. 24. The center, which opened in October serves 100 part- and full-day preschool students. Courtesy FWPS

Uptown Square Early Learning Center celebrates opening with ribbon cutting

Center offers part- and full-day preschool program for 100 students.

The Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the Federal Way Public Schools Uptown Square Early Learning Center on Jan. 24.

The learning center opened in October 2017 to provide Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program preschool education and support. It offers part- and full-day preschool to 100 students.

More than 40 community members attended the ribbon cutting, including city of Federal Way officials, FWPS board members, Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce ambassadors, local business owners and learning center families.

FWPS serves 815 preschoolers through ECEAP/Head Start and developmental pre-kindergarten.

The district’s strategic plan goal one is The Early Years: Building the Foundation, which focuses on every scholar entering kindergarten ready to learn with the social-emotional skills to propel him/her to meet or exceed grade level standards in English Language Arts and mathematics by the end of third grade.

“Early learning partnerships are essential, so we can close the achievement gap for our scholars,” FWPS Superintendent Dr. Tammy Campbell said in a media release. “Early learning changes outcomes, and helps support every child arriving ready to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.”

Every year, over 1,700 students start kindergarten in FWPS, and early learning programs help them arrive ready to succeed when they enter kindergarten.

“Our school district is working to ensure children are given every opportunity to achieve success,” chamber CEO Rebecca Martin said in the release. “A thriving business community like ours knows a prepared workforce, one with the tools to compete in a global marketplace, is the direct result of programs throughout the Federal Way Public School District.”

Learn more about early learning opportunities in FWPS at fwps.org/Page/335.

More in Business

Puerto Vallarta takes Taste of Federal Way title

Nine restaurants help raise $8,500 for local nonprofits.

FUSION hosts chamber after hours in Federal Way

Guests learn about FUSION’s mission and how the boutique benefits local families in need.

Planet Fitness celebrates remodeled Federal Way location

Federal Way Chamber highlights event with ribbon cutting.

Federal Way Chamber to present impact awards at annual gala

Chamber to recognize Abbe Vineyards Winery, The Historical Society of Federal Way, Highline College.

Pauline Nganga, a Kenya-born Federal Way resident and former registered nurse opened her healthcare staffing business in June of 2017, and recently opened a location in Oregon. Photo courtesy of Pauline Nganga
Federal Way nurse pursues passion for healthcare with staffing business

Diligent Healthcare Staffing places certified nurses with facilities around region.

State of Chamber: Strong network means economic relevancy for businesses

Since 2014, the Federal Way Chamber has been working to meet its… Continue reading

Housing crisis fuels opposition to Safeco Field investment

Coalition calls on King County Council to divert public money away from stadium maintenance and put it toward affordable housing

Classy Gorilla finds niche with singing telegrams

Federal Way High School grad once taught the chicken dance to Macklemore

Center Plaza owner rebuilds shopping center after massive fire

May 2017 blaze destroyed nine businesses in Federal Way’s downtown core

Healing chronic pain: Regenerative medicine clinic opens in Federal Way

Dr. David Velling has specialized in pain management for two decades

Cindy Ducich
Cindy Ducich named sales manager for Federal Way Mirror

Longtime multimedia sales representative Cindy Ducich has been promoted to sales manager… Continue reading

Workers bustle about Joint Rivers, the state’s first drive-through cannabis dispensary, behind the Muckleshoot Bingo Hall. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter
State’s first drive-through pot dispensary opens in Auburn

Joint Rivers in Auburn is the first marijuana outlet in the state to offer the service