Childcare and Parenting

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This page offers information about resources to help with childcare and parent support resources, organized into the following sections:

The Washington State Working Connections Child Care: Subsidy provides financial assistance for families with low incomes while look for work or go to school.

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP): helps families living within Seattle city limits who have a parent working or attending school to pay for childcare for children 1 month to 12 years of age.

Best Starts for Kids Childcare Subsidy: provides childcare subsidy for families live in King County. 

Seattle Parks and Recreation Preschool Scholarships: Available to children 3-5 years old not enrolled in school. It operates half-day preschool programs.

Pathway to the Seattle Preschool Program: offers families free full and half-day preschool programs for children ages 3 to 4.

  • Click here or call (206) 386-1050

YMCA: offers from infant to pre-K, early education and Before and After School Enrichment Programs.

Boys and Girls Clubs: provides after-school programs from Pre-K to youth.

Seattle Parks and Recreation Before/After School Care: School-age care programs are hosted by the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) for children and youth ages 5 through 12.

  • Download scholarship application online or request a copy in-person at any of our community centers or pool locations.
  • For more information go to the website or Email:

Seattle Preschool Program: offers high-quality, affordable preschool to all Seattle 3- and 4-year-olds.

  • For more information go to the website
  • Call 206-386-1050 (Monday to Friday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM, except holidays)

Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS): PEPS parent support programs educate, inform and create community.

  • For more information go to or call (206) 547-8570.

FamilyWorks: offers a family resource cwww.peps.orgenter with parent support playgroups, parenting classes, life skills, advocacy and WIC support.

Wonderland Child and Family Services: helps children with a range of developmental delays and disabilities. Infants up to age three receive evidence-based therapies in their natural learning environments.

North Seattle Family Resource Center: hosts parenting classes, workshops and support groups, parent and child activities, and life skills education

North Seattle Parent Education: offers a long-standing, successful program that educates parents for their important role while providing strong preschool experiences for youngsters.

  • Complete the form to receive information about the programs.