Early Learning FAQ

Find answers to commonly asked questions below. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, please contact us.

Please click below for our current tuition rates.

Yes. We accept DSHS, Best Starts for Kids, Working Connections, and City of Seattle Comprehensive Childcare Program subsidies. Northwest Center also provides a limited number of scholarships to families of children who do not qualify for the above subsidies but need tuition assistance.

The best way to join the Northwest Center Kids Early Learning waitlist is to complete the Waitlist Form.

We do not charge to be on our waitlist. We do ask that if you have found other care and no longer need to be on our waitlist, please contact us so we can update our list.

Our waitlist varies according to age group.

  • We often have spaces available in our Waddler, Toddler, and Pre-K classrooms in September, when children graduate to kindergarten or move to the next classroom.
  • Our Infant classroom waitlist is usually the longest. We recommend that you plan for infant care as soon as you know you are expecting a child.

We follow an academic school year and new classes begin in September. We enroll a new Infant classroom every September and contact families around June to start the enrollment process.

Once you join our waitlist, we will contact you as soon as an appropriate space becomes available, generally one month in advance of the opening.

Spaces occasionally become available unexpectedly. In this case, we may call and offer a space for immediate enrollment.

We schedule tours for prospective families once spots become available. Due to the high volume of requests we receive, we are unable to provide tours to families prior to a potential spot becoming available. Please click below to learn more about our curriculum and classrooms.

We offer part-time spaces on two schedules:

  • Two days per week on Thursday and Friday
  • Three days per week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

Families requesting full-time care are given priority.

Northwest Center Kids Early Learning provides vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and two afternoon snacks to all children in our care, prepared in-house by our own chef.

We are an equal opportunity provider* and participate in the USDA Child & Adult Care Food Program to ensure children receive adequate nutrition for their growing bodies.

* In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.

To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to the USDA by mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,
1400 Independence Avenue, SW,
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

fax: (202) 690-7440; or email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Please see our contact form for other ways to reach us.