Childcare & Preschool

Seattle Parks and Recreation offers a diverse range of programs for the social, recreational, and physical development of youth throughout Seattle.

Important Note: Due to Seattle Public Schools bell time changes, Seattle Parks and Recreation has changed their School Age Care operating hours to meet the needs of most families. With programs running longer and the City of Seattle's minimum wage increase we've had to increase our prices moving forward. Our rates are still competitive with other before and after school programs. Please contact your local Community Center for more information about prices and hours of operation changes. 

Preschool

Preschool Class

Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Associated Recreation Council operates half-day preschool programs in neighborhood community centers. Our school-readiness program meets the developmental needs of young children, focusing on emotional, social, physical, and cognitive skills to prepare children for success in school and in life. Classrooms are set up with safe and nurturing environments, fun-filled learning areas, consistent schedules and routines, and both large and small group times. Staff is trained in Early Childhood curriculum, CPR/First Aid, Food Handling. Children need to be fully potty trained (no diapers or pull-ups permitted). The sites listed below offer Preschool programs. Please visit the ARC website for more details about our Preschool programs.

Alki Community Center
5817 SW Stevens St
Seattle, WA 98116
Phone: (206) 684-7430
Ballard Community Center
6020 28th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: (206) 684-4093
Bitter Lake Community Center
13035 Linden Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: (206) 684-7524
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
Phone: (206) 684-7423
Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center
Please contact Discovery Park
3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199
Phone: (206) 386-4236
Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center
Nature Kids Preschool
3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199
Phone: (206) 386-4236
Green Lake Community Center
7201 East Green Lake Dr N
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: (206) 684-0780
Hiawatha Community Center
2700 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Phone: (206) 684-7441
Jefferson Community Center
3801 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: (206) 684-7481
Loyal Heights Community Center
2101 NW 77th St
Seattle, WA 98117
Phone: (206) 684-4052
Magnolia Community Center
2550 34th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98199
Phone: (206) 386-4235
Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125
Phone: (206) 684-7522
Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125
Phone: (206) 386-4283
Queen Anne Community Center
1901 1st Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: (206) 386-4240

School Age Care

Gardening with friends

Ages 5-12

Do you want your child to have fun, engaging opportunities that support continued learning and personal growth outside of school? Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Associated Recreation Council offers programs that provide children with opportunities to develop socially, emotionally, and physically. We work in partnership with local schools to make sure your child's educational experience is constantly being enriched. Our trained staff works daily to offer activities in areas such as: arts and culture, environmental stewardship, health and fitness, academic support, and more. The sites listed below offer School Age Care programs. Please visit the ARC website for more details about our School Age Care programs.

Ballard Community Center
6020 28th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: (206) 684-4093
Bitter Lake Community Center
13035 Linden Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: (206) 684-7524
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
Phone: (206) 684-7423
Hiawatha Community Center
2700 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Phone: (206) 684-7441

Hiawatha Community Center @ Genesee
2700 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Phone: (206) 684-7441

Hiawatha Community Center @ Lafayette
2700 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Phone: (206) 684-7441

Hiawatha Community Center @ Schmitz Park
2700 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Phone: (206) 684-7441

Jefferson Community Center
3801 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: (206) 684-7481
Magnolia Community Center
2550 34th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98199
Phone: (206) 386-4235
Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125
Phone: (206) 684-7522

Meadowbrook Community Center @ John Rogers
10517 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125
Phone: (206) 684-7522

Montlake Community Center @ McGilvra
1618 E Calhoun St
Seattle, WA 98112
Phone: (206) 684-4736

Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125
Phone: (206) 386-4283
Queen Anne Community Center
1901 1st Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: (206) 386-4240

Rainier Community Center
4600 38th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
Phone: (206) 386-1919

Rainier Beach Community Center
8825 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
Phone: (206) 386-1925

Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center @ Thornton Creek
6535 Ravenna Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: (206) 684-7534

Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center @ Wedgwood
6535 Ravenna Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: (206) 684-7534

South Park Community Center
8319 8th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: (206) 684-7451

Van Asselt Community Center
2820 S Myrtle St
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: (206) 386-1921

Tween Programs

School Age Care

Ages 11-14
Seattle Parks and Recreation offers fun and safe destinations for your middle school student. Tweens have the opportunity to participate in homework time, leadership opportunities, cooking classes, fitness programs, enrichment activities, technology programs, and more. The following sites offer Tween Programs:

Hiawatha Community Center
2700 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Phone: (206) 684-7441
Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125
Phone: (206) 684-7522