Doreen Cato Early Learning Center

The Doreen Cato Early Learning Center is the collection of preschool classrooms operated as part of the First Place education program.

The leaders and staff of the Doreen Cato Early Learning Center believe that all children are brilliant. Every child who joins our community is cared for and loved, while being immersed in a rich, culturally responsive learning environment. 

First Place is located in Seattle's Central Area at 172 20th Ave. 

About the program:

  • All day classes (9 am - 3 pm)
  • Holistic, culturally relevant, individualized learning
  • Before and after school childcare
  • Low student to teacher ratio
  • Nutritional meals and Free 'Good Food' bags
  • Highly experienced staff
  • Field trips and Family Night
  • Parent engagement and education
  • Full scholarships available

Learn more about enrolling in the Doreen Cato Early Learning Center, or use the form below to submit any questions you have about our program. 

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