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    YMCA logoThe West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA provides after-school childcare on-site at Arbor Heights until 6 p.m. and during most non-school days from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    The YMCA's program includes enrichment activities such as art, physical fitness, STEM, and cooking. They also offer homework support, healthy snacks, and integrate math, literacy, and science curriculum into their diverse program. DSHS and the City of Seattle subsidies are accepted. Scholarships are also available through the YMCA.

    The program is currently full for the 2019-20 school year and 2020-21 school years. If you would like to join the waitlist, please email the YMCA registrar at or call 206-900-7209.

    Community Resources

    Child Care Aware of Washington, a childcare resource and referral network, provides guidance to Washington State families looking for child care programs. They can connect you with licensed childcare providers. Contact: 1-800-446-1114.

    Arbor Heights also helps connect fellow Jr. Seahawk families seeking alternative care options. Whether you're interested in a nanny share, finding an afternoon babysitter, starting a childcare cooperative with school families, or looking to for another family to swap care with, complete this form and we'll share the list with everyone who responds in early March 2020 with periodic updates throughout the year. Please note Arbor Heights Elementary is ONLY facilitating connecting families and circulating the interest list. It will be up to individual families to make arrangements and vet viable options, etc.


    Emma Sailer, Program Supervisor