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Education and Childcare

Seattle Parks and Recreation Before/After School Care

Available to children ages 5 - 12 years old, the Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Associated Recreation Council offers programs that provide kids with activities in areas such as arts and culture, environmental stewardship, health and fitness, academic support, and more.

Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR)

On average, recipients save:

$500 / Month

To apply, it may take you about:

2 Hours

The average response time is about:

2 Weeks

How it works


School-age care programs are hosted by the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation for children and youth ages 5 through 12.

Programs run from September to June.

Vacancies are filled on a rolling basis.

Scholarships are based on household size and parent/guardian income and successful applicants receive a 40% to 90% subsidy as funds are available.

Families apply for scholarships once per year.

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Use our website to locate the nearest community center (http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/centers) or pool facility (http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/pools).

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Alki Community Center

5817 SW Stevens St, Seattle, WA 98116

206-684-7430

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Ballard Community Center

6020 28th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

206-684-4093

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Bitter Lake Community Center

13035 Linden Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

206-684-7524

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Delridge Community Center

4501 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

206-684-7423

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Hiawatha Community Center

2700 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

206-684-7441

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Offers programs at community center, Genessee Hill, Lafayette, and Schmitz Park

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High Point Community Center

6920 34th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

206-684-7422

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Jefferson Community Center

3801 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

206-684-7481

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Magnolia Community Center

2550 34th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98199

206-386-4235

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Meadowbrook Community Center

10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

206-684-7522

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Offers programs at community center and John Rogers

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Montlake Community Center

1618 E Calhoun St, Seattle, WA 98112

206-684-4736

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Offers programs at McGilvra

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Northgate Community Center

10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

206-386-4283

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Queen Anne Community Center

1901 1st Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119

206-386-4240

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Rainier Community Center

4600 38th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

206-386-1919

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Offers programs at community center and John Muir

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Rainier Beach Community Center

8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

206-386-1925

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Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center

6535 Ravenna Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

206-684-7534

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Offers programs at Thornton Creek and Wedgwood

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South Park Community Center

8319 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

206-684-7451

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Van Asselt Community Center

2820 S Myrtle St, Seattle, WA 98108

206-386-1921

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  • You have a child age 5 (in Kindergarten) to 12 (in grade 6 or below)

  • Your child can attend a minimum of 60% of days for each program requested

  • You meet one of the following income requirements

  • You receive TANF/Welfare benefits

  • You qualify for the Utility Discount Program

  • Your family is at or under following income guidelines

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    2$3912
    3$4922
    4$5933
    5$6944
    6$7955
    7$8968
    8$9983
    9$11000
    10$12015

Stuff you'll need


  • Information about you and each member of your household (Name, Date of birth, Gender, Race/Ethnicity)

  • Proof of income for all adults. Provide a document that can prove your income. here are some examples:

  • Preferred: 1040 Income Tax form (most recent)

  • Gross paycheck stubs (1 month of 32+ hours or 2 months of 31 hours or less for all household before tax income)

  • Social Security benefits (SSI, Dependent, Disability, Survivor’s, or Retirement) statement or benefit checks

  • Cash benefits (TANF/Welfare) statement or benefits check

  • Unemployment Income statement or benefits check

  • Utility Discount program qualification - provide bill statement (qualifies up to 50% scholarship)

  • Retirement benefits (Pensions, Annuities, or IRA) statement

  • Proof of dependents. Documents that can prove your dependent eligibility include:

  • Preferred: 1040 Income Tax form (most recent)

  • Birth certificates for dependents

  • Program selection for each child

Questions?


Contact your local Community Center: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/centers

How to apply


Download scholarship application online or request a copy in-person at any of our community centers or pool locations. Application is available in English, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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