Associated Recreation Council, Seattle

Before and After School Program

Do you want your child to have fun, engaging opportunities that support continued learning and personal growth outside of school? The focus of our program is to provide children with opportunities to develop socially, emotionally and physically. The atmosphere at our program is one that emphasizes community relationships, but also recognizes individual achievement, creativity and original thinking. We make it our mission to promote self-awareness, self-control, conflict resolutions skills and positive decision-making abilities. We like to work in partnership with our local schools to make sure your child's educational experience is constantly being enriched. Our trained staff works daily to offer activities in areas such as: arts and culture, environmental stewardship, health and fitness, academic support and more.

  • For children 5 years through 12 years
  • We ensure quality and consistent care with qualified staff
  • We welcome all members of the community
  • A morning and afternoon snack will be provided
  • Scholarships are available. Please visit your local community center or the scholarship webpage for more information. DSHS child care subsidies are also accepted.

Participation requires submittal of the appropriate waiver forms PRIOR to the start of program, including the medical release form (E-13) which can be found here. If you have a child with special needs (e.g. asthma, allergies, etc.) and/or disabilities, there will be additional forms to be completed. Additional forms can be found on the Seattle Parks and Recreation site here (see the right side bar of the page).

2017-2018 School Age Care Program Details


Child Care Hotline: 206-684-4203

This is a 24-hour line giving information about School-Age program closures due to extreme weather or emergencies.  It is updated each day by 6 am and as needed.

Transportation for Public School Students

Seattle Public Schools will transport children within the district’s busing zones (see the Seattle school district web site for specific schools).  If a child comes from outside the Seattle Schools’ busing zones, or if a child will be coming from a private school, the family is responsible for transportation.