Frequently Asked Questions

What times are you open? Child Learning and Care Center is open Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.  We close all major holidays.  We are also closed for Teacher In Service Days the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday prior to Labor Day, and between Christmas Eve and New Years Day for our Winter Break.  We also have one day each spring that we do not have access to our classrooms for a church program.  This is often the Monday after Easter, but it is a flexible date. 

Are donations to CLCC tax deductible? The UCUCC Child Care Programs are a 501 (c)3, and most donations are tax deductible.  We recommend that you check with a tax adviser to make sure.  We accept donations to our scholarship fund and to our teacher development program. 

What ages of children do we serve?
We are licensed through Washington State Department of Early Learning to serve children ages 15 months through the time they start kindergarten.

Do we provide part time care? Our children attend full day, most attend six to eight hours per day.  Washington State has a maximum attendance of 10 hours per day.  All children pay a full day rate.  We have a two, three or five day a week option.  Children who attend four days a week pay the five day rate.  Please see our rate sheet to determine rates.

Do we provide drop in care? Only for children already registered in our program if they need an extra day of care and we have space available.  Children not already enrolled in our program, may attend Trettin Drop In Preschool on a drop in basis.  Please see the links to Trettin.  They work with children ages 2 - starting kindergarten (through age 6).  Children may attend Trettin up to 5 hours per day.

What meals do we serve? We serve breakfast daily for children who arrive prior to 8:45 a.m., Children bring a lunch from home, we have milk / beverages available.  We serve a hearty snack at 3 p.m. and a light snack at 5 p.m. to keep our tummies happy until dinner time.
Our center is nut and peanut free due to allergies.  Every thing we serve is vegetarian, low fat, low sugar.  All of our milk is organic.  We try to serve mostly organic vegetables and fruits. We introduce new foods on a regular basis to give the children a chance to try new things.

Do we have a sliding fee scale? We provide scholarship based on income for families who do not qualify for other subsidy programs.  We ask that you apply for subsidy with DSHS, the City of Seattle or UW student funding programs first.  Our scholarship fund is limited, and we want to be able to serve as many families as possible through our program.  We do prioritize enrollment to subsidy families on our wait list.  We will work with families regarding payment or payment plans for registration fee and tuition deposit.