Before and After School Program

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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 (in Kindergarten) through 12 years (in grade 6 or below)
  • 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.

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.

2018-2019 School Age Familly Hanbook

Click on image to view the 2018-2019 School-Age Family Handbook

September 2018 to June 2019

Registration begins May 8, 2018 at noon.
A $25 deposit per program saves your spot. Register early before spots are gone!

Please register at your local community center. A non-refundable $25 deposit for each program (before and after school) is required to hold a space at the time of registration. The balance of September fees are due two weeks prior to first program day. The remaining monthly fees are due by the 25th of the preceding month.

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).

Check out the schedules and fees for your local Community Center below!

Important Dates

We will be offering programs following the Seattle Public School (SPS) calendar starting Fall 2018 where SPS breaks are NOT included.
*Check with your local community center preschool for any additional closures.
**Please see Break Camp information section for details.

  • First day of program 9/5/2018
  • Professional Development Day** 10/12/2018
  • Veteran's Day Observed Closure 11/12/2018
  • Parent Teacher Conference** 11/19/2018-11/21/2018
  • Thanksgiving Closure 11/22/2018-11/23/2018
  • Early Dismissal (1-hr) 12/21/2018
  • Winter Break 12/24/2018-1/4/2019
  • Christmas Day Closure 12/25/2018
  • New Year's Day Closure 1/1/2019
  • MLK Day Closure 1/21/2019
  • Day Between Semesters 1/30/2019
  • Mid-Winter Break 2/18/2019-2/22/2019
  • Spring Break 4/8/2019-4/12/2019
  • Memorial Day Closure 5/27/2019
  • Last Day of School - Early Dismissal (1-hr) 6/20/2019

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ARC and its 36 advisory councils raise support through fundraising events, grants and generous contributions from dedicated individuals and businesses throughout our community. These funds allow us to offer program scholarships and improve service delivery, ensuring equitable access to high quality programming for all Seattle residents.