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Education and Child Care

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)

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 50% to 90% subsidy as funds are available.

Families apply for scholarships annually.

Use our website to locate the nearest community center or pool facility.

Alki Community Center
5817 SW Stevens St, Seattle, WA 98116
206-684-7430

Ballard Community Center
6020 28th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
206-684-4093

Bitter Lake Community Center
13035 Linden Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
206-684-7524

Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
206-684-7423

Hiawatha Community Center
2700 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
206-684-7441

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

High Point Community Center
6920 34th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126
206-684-7422

Jefferson Community Center
3801 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
206-684-7481

Magnolia Community Center
2550 34th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98199
206-386-4235

Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
206-684-7522

Offers programs at community center and John Rogers Elementary School

Montlake Community Center
1618 E Calhoun St, Seattle, WA 98112
206-684-4736

Offers programs at McGilvra Elementary School

Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
206-386-4283

Queen Anne Community Center
1901 1st Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119
206-386-4240

Rainier Community Center
4600 38th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
206-386-1919

Offers programs at community center and John Muir Elementary School

Rainier Beach Community Center
8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
206-386-1925

Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center
6535 Ravenna Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
206-684-7534

Offers programs at Thornton Creek and Wedgwood Elementary School

South Park Community Center
8319 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
206-684-7451

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 must 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$5642
3$7120
4$8593
5$10067
6$11545
7$13019
8$14492
9$15970
10$17444

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 for all household members before tax income)
  • Social Security benefits (SSA, SSI, Dependent, DDA-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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Any community center or pool location

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