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Seattle KinderCare

Kathryn Webb, Center Director

1827 Eighth Ave. Seattle WA 98101
(206) 903-1103 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 YEAR-OLDS

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Special Instructions:
On 8th St. between Stewart St., & Olive Way in the Stewart Court Bldg.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:

We are currently working on getting our NAEYC accreditation. This is a long process and is helping us to continue providing he best care and education possible.

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Welcome to the Downtown Seattle KinderCare. We are happy to have you come visit us. Our teachers are the cream of the crop. We are always excited to start a new day and have impart our love and knowledge to our children.

Kathryn Webb, Center Director

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Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.


Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.


Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Teachers & Staff

When hiring staff, I look for education in the field of Early Education or a related field, as well as experience. Teachers who do not meet the education requirements are asked to get their Child Development Associate Certification. Our company will pay for teachers to obtain this certification.

  • Kathryn Webb

    Kathryn Webb, Center Director

    Children should always come first so they can learn to be a part of and build a better society. I love being able to help teachers fulfill their part in the education and nurturing of our children.

    Kathryn has almost 10 years of experience in early childhood education. She has a love of learning in both herself and her children that comes across through her nurturing personality.

    Previous Experience:
    Kathryn taught in public and private schools in the US and Ecuador. For several years she coordinated volunteers to help rebuild communities after disasters.
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Master's Degree in Teaching, Bachelor's Degree in Spanish
  • Kristin Aline

    Kristin Aline, Assistant Director

    I love my job because I get to see children's smiling faces all day as well as to see the bright look of understanding as I teach them something that they love. The first time a child accomplishes something, it is so great to be able to see the look of pride on their face.

    Kristin started with KinderCare in October of 2009 as a floater. She quickly became a lead teacher in Infant A where she made art and sensory a huge part of her activities in the classroom. A year later Kristin became the Program Supervisor and took a more active role in the management of the center. When Kristin became the Assistant Director in September of 2011, she was very excited to learn a different side to the business. Kristin has a love of education and learning and her new position allows her to be able to both teach and learn.

    Previous Experience:
    Kristin has taught in the early childhood education field through Community Programs since she was 13. She also taught in the public school field as well as tutoring programs through her high school and university years.
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

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About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish
  • Russian, Korean

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of our children is paramount. Our health and safety coordinator takes her job very seriously and is constantly helping promote a safe and healthy learning environment. All our teachers have their First Aid and CPR certifications. Entrance to our school is protected by a keypad, as well as entrance from the lobby into the building.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

Our daughter Siena is 13 months and attends Seattle KinderCare (on 8th Avenue in downtown Seattle).  She recently transitioned from the infant class to the toddler class.  In the past few weeks, she has repeatedly come home displaying new skills, amazing my wife and me.  Whether she is humming her A,B,C's, "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," or "BINGO was his Name-O," it's clear that the Toddler teachers are engaging her and taking the time to teach her.  This past week, she used sign language, which I did not even realize that she had learned at KinderCare!  Most importantly, it it's been clear since her time in the infant classroom, through her time in the toddler room, that the teachers at KinderCare truly care about her and her classmates.  They sing to her, hug her, and laugh with her.  I am very appreciative to all of the teachers who come into contact with our daughter, and to Kat, the site director.

- Father

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