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    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 (5/11/2020)

    Due to unknown restrictions for social distancing and other COVID-19 guidelines for September 2020, Kids Co. is not currently enrolling new students. Instead all families wishing to enroll in the program will be placed on the fall 2020 waitlist. Families wishing to be added to the waitlist must complete our Waitlist Form click here or go to our website: and submit the completed form to




    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 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.


    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.


    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