Resources for Families

There are many sources of information available to parents on the Internet. Below are resources that we feel will be helpful to families and to those interested in children. Also, a “Family Resources” notebook with brochures and information is located in the HKCC lobby — please check often for additional material.

Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS)
A non-profit agency dedicated to enhancing the parent/child relationship, PEPS connects parents in community-based groups to share ideas and information.

Community Health Access Program (CHAP)
Support, resources and quality health coverage for medically underserved families in both rural and urban communities.
(206) 284-0331 or (800) 756-5437

Seattle Human Services Dept. Child Care Assistance Program

Child Care funding assistance program for low-income families. Call for eligibility information.
(206) 386-1050

Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center
Serving the Puget Sound area with a hearing loss or speech challenge.
Seattle Location: (206) 323-5770
Renton Location: (425) 226-6111

Boyer Children’s Clinic
A non-profit therapy and early childhood educational facility under the medical direction of a Developmental Pediatrician, serving children from birth to teen years who have neuromuscular disorders.
(206) 325-8477

The Seattle Public Schools, Special Education
Preschool Assessment team of Registered Nurses, School Psychologists, Speech/Language Pathologists and Physical and Occupational Therapists who evaluate children 3-5 years of age with possible developmental delays.
(206) 252-0805

WithinReach offers free child development services that connect families to the resources needed to give ALL kids the best start and to make sure they are growing and developing on track.
(800) 756-5437

Seattle & King County Public Health Child Care Health Program
Protecting and promoting the health of children and families by working with child care staff and parents to provide a physically and psychologically safe and healthy place for children.
(206) 296-2770Child Care Resources
A non-profiit organization that provides information and referral assistance to families seeking child care in King County.
See website for list of phone/contact information in a number of areas. Care Aware®
Child Care Aware®, a program of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), is partly funded by the Child Care Bureau (CCB), Office of Family Assistance (OFA), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Getting School Ready!
Project to help parents, caregivers, early childhood educators and kindergarten teachers support children to get ready for school.
Cheri Stefani (Puget Sound Educational Service Dist.) (206) 439-6910 ext 3922

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Provides a national, voluntary, professionally sponsored accreditation system for preschools, kindergartens, child care centers and school-age child centers programs.
(800) 424-2460

Making the Transition from Child Care to Kindergarten: Working Together for Kindergarten Success

City of Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods Office for Education
(206) 233-5118

Puget Sound Primary School
Private school offering progressive, individual-based curriculum. Serves K-3.
(206) 322-4329

Seattle Public Schools
Enrollment Services Information: (206) 252-0410
Click on Enrollment to learn about Kindergarten enrollment

Seattle Audubon Society Nature Camp
Fun, hands-on learning for the young and curious naturalist.
(206) 523-4483

Seattle Aquarium’s Marine Summer Camp
Unique day and overnight camp programs for campers ages 6-11. Summer daytime toddler programs also available.
(206) 386-4313

Camp Fire USA Central Puget Sound Council
Information on Central Puget Sound Council programs.
(206) 461-8550 or (800) 451-2267

Bilingual Family Services, Seattle Public Schools
Bilingual services for kindergarten enrollment
(206) 252-7750
Boyer Clinic
Clinic/Preschool servicing children with developmental delays
(206) 325-8477
Child Find
For children 3 and over
(206) 252-0805
Children’s Resource Line Consulting Nurse
Information/referral on health-related subjects
(206) 987-2500
Experimental Education Unit (206) 543-4011 ext. 109
Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center
1625 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
(Corner of 19th and Madison)
(206) 323-5770
Kid Care Community Health Access Program (CHAP)
Assessments and referrals for children under 3
(206) 284-0331 or (800-756-5437)
P.E.P.S. (Program for Early Parent Support)
4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-8570
Seattle Public Schools, Kindergarten enrollment center (206) 252-4765 or
(206) 252-6800