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

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.

Registration is now open for 2017-18 programs! A $25 deposit saves your spot. See below for 2017-2018 program hours and prices. For more information, contact sites listed below or visit the ARC website.

Location Phone Program Time 5 days 4 days 3 days Combo (5 days only)

Alki

206-684-7430 Before 6-8 a.m. $261     $705
    After 2-6 p.m. $522     $705
Ballard 206-684-4093 Before 7-9:30 a.m. $326 $294 $277 N/A
    After1 3:30-6 p.m. $326 $294 $277 $588
    After 2 2:30-6 p.m. $457 $411 $388 $705
Bitter Lake 206-684-7524 After 2-6 p.m. $522 $470 $444  
Delridge 206-684-7423 Before 7-9 a.m. $261 $235 $222 N/A
    After 1 2-6 p.m. $522 $470 $444 $705
    After 2 4-6 p.m. $261 $235 $222 $470
Hiawatha 206-684-7441 After 2-6 p.m. $522      
Hiawatha @ Genesee 206-684-7441 Before 6-8 a.m. $261      
    After 2-6 p.m. $522     $705
Hiawatha @ Lafayette 206-684-7441 After 2-6 p.m. $522      
Hiawatha @ Schmitz Park 206-684-744 After 2-6 p.m. $522     If families would like to attend before school program at Genesee Hill Elementary, they will be eligible for a combo price of $705.
High Point 206-684-7422 Before 6-8 a.m. $261     $705
  After 2-6 p.m. $522      
Jefferson 206-684-7481 After 2-6 p.m. $522      
Magnolia 206-386-4235 Before 7-9:30 a.m. $326 $294 $277 N/A
    After 1 2-6 p.m. $522 $470 $444 $764
    After 2 3-6 p.m. $392 $353 $333 $646
    After 3 4-6 p.m. $261 $235 $222 $529
Meadowbrook 206-684-7522 After 1 2-6 p.m. $522 $470 $444  
    After 2 4-6 p.m. $261 $235 $222  
Meadowbrook @ John Rogers 206-684-7522 After 2-6 p.m. $522 $470 $444  
Montlake @ McGilvra 206-684-4736 After 2-6 p.m. $522 $470 $444  
Northgate 206-386-4283 After 1 2-6 p.m. $522 $470 $444  
    After 2 4-6 p.m. $261 $235 $222  
Queen Anne 206-386-4240 Before 7:30-9:30 a.m. $261 $235 $222 $470
    After 1 4-6 p.m. $261 $235 $222 $470
    After 2 2-6 p.m. $522 $470 $444 There is no Before School Program available with After School Option 2
Rainier 206-386-1919 After 2-6 p.m. $522      
Rainier Beach 206-386-1925 Before 6-8 a.m. $261     $705
    After 2-6 p.m. $522 $470 $444 $705

Rainier Beach @ John Muir

206-386-1925 Before 6-8 a.m. $261 $235 $222 $705
    After 2-6 p.m. $522 $470 $444 $705
Ravenna-Eckstein @ Thornton Creek 206-684-7534 After 2-6 p.m. $522 $470 $444  
Ravenna-Eckstein @ Wedgwood 206-684-7534 After 2-6 p.m. $522 $470 $444  
South Park 206-684-7451 Before 7-9:30 a.m. $326 $294 $277 $588
    After 3:30-6 p.m. $326 $294 $277 $588
Van Asselt 206-386-1921 After 2-6 p.m. $522      

A Sibling Discount is offered for all full-time participants from a single family in School-Age Care Before and After-School programs.  The ‘per additional child/ per program month’ discount is $15 based on a 5-day-a-week registration.

* Details subject to change as our program hours and prices are based on Seattle Public School (SPS) bell times which were not finalized at the time this was published. We expect all final program details to be available by August 11. Please check back with your local community center after August 11 for final details. If times, fees or any other details of our programs change, we will make best efforts to communicate the changes.

**Programs may be cancelled if minimum number is not met.

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