Childcare and Parenting

We're REOPENING the NSC Child Care Center Fall Quarter 2022!

Please sign up using our online waitlist form. Spots are limited!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Rose Buchanan, Manager,

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 with a parent working or attending school to pay for childcare for children 1 month to 12 years of age.

Goodwin Connection: Provides up to $2,000 per quarter per child for childcare and preschool tuition costs. Full-time students show a significant financial need for assistance (80 % of the area of median income)

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.

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): supports programs educate, inform and create community.

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

FamilyWorks: offers a family resource center 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.

NSC Solo Parents Club: All solo parents (meaning you are the sole caretaker of your children, with minimal outside help) are welcome to discuss, build and grow as a community, feeling support to be seen and heard.