Before and After School Programs
Multiple Programs: Before and after school programs which include healthy snacks, fun projects, opportunities to learn new things, hang out with friends, homework time, etc. for children in kindergarten through the 5th grade. Also have a preschool/pre-k programs as well as teen programs that focus on graduation and career development.
Fee: $50 annual membership fee + additional fees for participation in specific programs. Scholarship funds are available – contact local Club to see eligibility. Sliding scale and scholarships depend on income and DSHS status.
Multiple locations including: Auburn, Bellevue, Central, South, and West Seattle, Coal Creek, Nothshore, SeaTac, Shoreline, Snoqualmie and the University area. Click here for more information!
When school's out, you can trust the Y to provide an engaging experience for your child right at school. Y School Age Programs give your child the opportunity to get to know some of their classmates better as they engage in active play and collaborate on fun projects. In the process, they'll continue to develop the physical, educational, emotional and social skills that are essential for success.
The YMCA has programs for Infants/Toddlers, Preschool & Pre-K, and before and after school programs for chidren between 5-12.
Financial Assistance: Available to anyone based on family income, number of household members, and the availability of the YMCA funds. First come, first served basis. Receive same benefits as members who are not on scholarship. Ask for a confidential scholarship application at the Member Services desk at any branch
Multiple Locations: http://www.ywcaworks.org/locations
The YWCA helps families and individuals overcome poverty, homelessness, violence/discrimination, and provides numerous services including: emergency shelter, affordable housing, economic empowerment, domestic violence support, youth programs, health care access, etc.
For specific child resources, the YWCA offers a Children’s Domestic Violence Program, an early learning and a head start center that provides fulltime child care for children between 1-5 years old. They also have the “YWCA Girl’s First” program which encourages leadership, instills confidence, develops skills, and provides opportunities to girls of color, and also provies free one-on-one homework help for young girls of color in 4th-12th grade every Friday from 4-7 at GirlsFirst (708 Martin Luther King Jr. Way)
Child Care Resources
Child Care Resources
Phone: 206-329-5544 or 1-800-446-1114
Family services: http://www.childcare.org/family-services/
Online database of local providers: http://www.childcarenet.org/families/family-resources-1/your-child-care-search
The Child Care Subsidy Program – Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Helps family pay for child care through either Working Connections Child Care or Seasonal Child Care.
Eligibility: DSHS approved work activity, child meets citizenship requirements, eligible seasonally employed agricultural families who are not receiving TANF benefits.
Income requirements: Sliding scale depending on income and number of people in family.
Washington State Association of Head Start and ECEAP
Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) and Head Start provides education, health and nutrition screening and assistance, parenting involvement and family support for children ages 3-4 years’ old. Eligibility applies when space is available if they are: in foster care or involved with child welfare system, homeless, or have TANF cash grant
Free with eligibility
Contact for information about free food from local grocery stores and pantries, even if you don’t qualify for SNAP or EBT.
National School Lunch Program
For Free and/or reduced school meals, apply here: fns.usda.gov
One Million Meals
Has multiple meal sites in the King County area that provides free summer meal programs to children. No need to prove financial status.
Washington State Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Family Food Hotline for Information: 1-888-4-FOOD-WA
The Washington State Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally funded child nutrition program that provides reimbursement to local organizations (sponsors) that provide free, nutritious meals to children and teens when school meals are not available. Washington’s SFSP, also known as the Summer Meals Program, can offer up to two meals per day: breakfast, lunch dinner and/or snacks.
Sites begin to open after school is out; sites may be open all or part of the summer, and every day or only some days of the week, depending on your community’s program.