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City of Seattle to Offer Child Care for 550 Children at 19 Sites Throughout Seattle

Mayor Jenny announced the City of Seattle will provide child care for 550 children at 19 sites through Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR). The City-supported child care will provide full-day care to elementary-age kids and will support students’ virtual learning. Additionally, SPR is launching seven Teen Resource Hubs across the city, which will provide virtual learning supports, internet access, connections with caring adults, and referrals to basic needs and mental health resources. 

Registration is open for City child care and scholarships are available to those who qualify (up to 90 percent of the monthly rate could be covered for families). Seattle Parks and Recreation targeted early outreach to families qualifying for scholarship. Historically, families that qualify for scholarships register later and closer to the program start date. As of Monday, August 31, 51 percent of those registered have received scholarships. Seattle Public Schools students can receive computers/tablets provided through the school district. A full list of SPR child care locations is available here.

Families can register for full or partial week care child care:

  • Online – www.seattle.gov/parks click on “Sign Up for Classes, Activities & More” and then under Activities click “licensed child care”
  • Contact preferred child care location
  • Contact the Business Service Center at 206-684-5177

WiFi will be available at all sites, and the program will support the virtual learning time and equipment that Seattle Public Schools will provide. The program begins Tuesday, September 8, 2020 will run 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.