The Hutch Kids Child Care Program focuses on the individuality and uniqueness of each child. We provide an environment that allows each child to develop at his/her own pace and activities are planned that encourage self-confidence, spontaneity, curiosity, and self- discipline, as well as assisting in the development of the child’s social and emotional health.
Hutch Kids Child Care’s mission is to provide quality, on-site child care services to the employee families of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and their partners.
Hutch Kids Child Care aspires to be a child-centered community of learners where children, their families and educators work in concert with one another. This partnership creates a trusting, nurturing and reciprocally supportive environment where joy, play and learning are celebrated. We strive to create a climate of confidence for a child to experience a sense of dignity, self-worth for themselves and their family, and to feel successful in their learning and development.
Every component of the program at Hutch Kids Child Care Center is designed to support and promote the ideals of Hutch Kids’ vision statement. From the wholesome foods served from the Hutch Kids kitchen, to the instructional strategies implemented by all staff members, each aspect of the program is carefully considered. Staff members at Hutch Kids embrace the concept of a “community of learners” and engage in respectful practices which celebrate this ideal. We also recognize that parents are critical partners in our program and it’s success. It is the mutual respect between Hutch Kids families and the teachers and administration of Hutch Kids that sets the foundation for quality childcare at here.
A Brief History
Hutch Kids Child Care Center was established in 1990 by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) to provide quality on-site child care for the children of Hutch employees. We are now a separate 501(c)(3) non profit. We welcome children whose parents work for the Fred Hutch, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, University of Washington and from the community.