Quick FAQs on Why Seattle Child Care is At-Risk

Seattle Public Schools will be voting on January 20, 2016 on whether or not to close 19 childcare centers that are attached to schools. For West Woodland Elementary families, this could mean the closure of Kids Inc., which is located in the school building.

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Seattle Public Schools is considering a proposal that could force up to 19 child care programs providing before and afterschool care to close down. Even more programs could be at risk in the future. The proposal is a result of an increase in demand for instructional space in our schools.

Child care programs have served for decades as a vital resource for working families and provide learning opportunities and enrichment for thousands of Seattle students. Having programs based at schools allows for accessibility and opportunities to build school-community partnerships to help students achieve academic and social-emotional outcomes.

The following list of FAQs provide more information to help understand this issue and what you can do have your voice heard.

What is going on?

There is a proposal before the Seattle Public School Board to repurpose space in schools throughout the district. Included in this proposal is a plan to repurposeā€¦

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