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Kids Co. Childcare

Kids Co. is the onsite childcare serving the families of John Hay Elementary. We are a small, local non-profit organization whose mission is to provide and advocate for quality childcare that enriches and nurtures all children, supporting their success in school and in life.

Ages served: 5 to 12 years old
After-School Program
Summer Day Camp

Updates (10/21/2020)

We are excited to announce an abbreviated Virtual Extended Learning Opportunities (VELO) Clubs session for Late Fall 2020! 

Kids Co. is working to create a well-rounded virtual club offering for families and kids. Virtual Extended Learning opportunities (VELO) is a Kids Co. pilot program that will be tested this fall term for an abbreviated VELO session of 5 to 6 classes. This is a new platform to all of us and we appreciate your patience as we learn along with vendors, instructors, and families. Due to the change from in-person ELO to virtual extended learning opportunities (VELO), Kids Co. will not be creating individual sessions based on your child’s school. Instead, we will create a single session where families have the opportunities to register for a specific club – this will create an opportunity for students to engage virtually with students all over the City of Seattle! 

Finalized schedule coming soon but some familiar favorites include Seattle Cucina, HackWorld Coding, Mode Music and Performance, Little Hands Creations, Elaine Woodhouse, and many more!

Important Dates

Registration Opens: Saturday, October 24 at 9:00 AM

Registration Closes: Sunday, November 1 at 11:59 PM

Registration Link (posted soon)

Fall Session: 11/04/2020 – 12/17/2020
No Classes: November 11, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27

Number of classes: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri = 5 classes in session, Wed = 6 classes in session

Class Times: Class times will vary by class, but Kids Co. instructed vendors to start their classes at 3:00 PM or later on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Fridays and after 2:00 PM on Wednesdays

Updates (10/9/2020)

Enrolling now for Child Care at Kids Co. at Queen Anne Elementary in Queen Anne. Kids Co. at Queen Anne is one of our six locations providing full day child care and supporting remote learning.

To inquire please submit a COVID-19 Inquire Form to For more information, visit the Kids Co. website

How to Enroll FAQs

When can I enroll my child at Kids Co.?

Kids Co. at John Hay begins accepting enrollment forms in January for the following school year for our after-school program. We enroll children year-round for this program or whenever space is available. Summer Day camp information and enrollment forms are available in early spring and enrollment is first come, first serve. Please see the special message above regarding the COVID-19 changes for 2020-2021 enrollment.

How do I get enrollment forms?

Enrollment forms for all programs are available at the center and on our John Hay Kids Co. website.

What information is required to enroll?

Our initial enrollment form is the most comprehensive form you will have to fill out throughout your child’s enrollment with us. We use the information contained in the enrollment forms to gather much needed information about you and your child so that we may serve your family the best that we can. All information must be provided in order for your child to participate including but not limited to your child’s Immunization Record, health and well-being information, emergency contact and authorized pick up information. Parents/guardians are required by child care licensing to be thorough and complete in the enrollment paperwork.

After-School Program (K to 2nd Grade)

Our after-school program for Kindergarten to 3rd graders is a thoughtful weaving of experiences that give children opportunities to burn off energy with experiences that help them wind down. We work to create a spacious and enriching after-school environment that supports children however they are feeling on any given day, one that encourages them to build lasting friendships, discover interests and talents, and explore the world at large.

Homework Club is offered as an optional activity Monday through Thursday to help kids begin homework assignments within a small group setting under the watchful and supportive guidance of Kids Co. staff. Homework Club accommodates families who desire more free time during their evenings. It also supports children in becoming academically and socially successful by helping them develop active habits of learning.

The Kids Co. after-school program supports and enriches the life of the entire family by giving children quality care that parents trust and kids enjoy.

After-School Program Fliers (3rd & 5th Grade)

Housed in the spacious school cafeteria adjacent to the main Kids Co. program space, FLIERS is an age-specific program that promotes “fun, leadership, independence, enrichment, responsibility and success” within children during the fruitful years of 4th and 5th grade.

The curriculum emphasizes activities and practices that boost independence and responsibility, and uses activities that flow from the kids’ ideas and interests. Explorations in teamwork through group process in brainstorming, decision-making, and play is a key component of this program. Trust-building through developmentally-appropriate responsibility is also a hallmark. Our goal is to create a fun and nurturing after-school community for kids that support their healthy growth–academically, socially, and physically.

A more focused version of Homework Time is part of the curriculum offered Monday through Thursday. All FLIERS students participate in the 45 minutes of Homework Time, where Kids Co. teachers are able to help them get started on their homework for the day. FLIERS is a program that helps kids develop the life-skills and learning habits associated with a life-long positive sense of self.

Contact Kids Co.

Program Director: Miranda Hatch
Kids Company website
201 Garfield Street
Seattle, WA 98109
tel: 206-283-8328