Rates & Schedules

Parent Child Center Open

The Parent Child Center is open Monday-Friday, operating from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Shoreline Community College is a fully vaccinated campus and parents/guardian are no longer required to complete the health screening form upon arrival. For more information about Shoreline's vaccination requirements, please visit our COVID-19 Updates page.

Operating Hours

Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 5:30pm

A late pick-up fee of $1.50 per minute per child will be charged if the child is picked up after the end of the closing time.

Monthly Rates - 2022-2023 

These rates begin September 2022 and cover one entire calendar month. Payments are due on the 25th of the month prior to service.  Students of Shoreline Community College are offered a reduced tuition rate. The Center accepts Washington State Child Care subsidies for Shoreline students, faculty, and staff only. Tuition rates are usually raised each Fall with approval from the Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees.

The Parent Child Center prioritizes enrolling children of Shoreline Community College students. The program also serves staff and faculty of the College. There are limited full-time spaces for children from the community.

Full days are limited to 10 hours a day, per childcare licensing regulation.

Infant rooms

(6 weeks through 17 months; ratio 1 teacher: 4 children)

  SCC Student SCC Faculty/Staff Community
Full Time $1,449 $1,961 $1,961 
Partial Days $1,224 $1,657 *
Half Days (AM/PM) $848 $1,147 *

Toddler rooms

(12 months through 35 months; ratio 1 teacher: 7 children)

  SCC Student SCC Faculty/Staff Community
Full Time $1,224 $1,656 $1,656 
3 Full Days $955 $1,291  *
2 Full Days $636 $861  *
Partial Days $1,034 $1,400  *
Half Days (AM/PM) $716 $968  *

Preschool rooms

(36 months through 5 years; ratio 1 teacher: 10 children)

  SCC Student SCC Faculty/Staff Community
Full Time $1,041 $1,408 $1,408
3 Full Days $812 $1,099 *
2 Full Days
$541 $733 *
Partial Days
$880 $1,190 *
Half Days (AM/PM) $609 $825 *
  • A $100 non-refundable registration fee is due upon enrollment, $75 annual registration each following summer
  • Half Days: 8:00-11:30AM Monday-Friday
  • Partial Days: 8:00 AM - 1:30PM Monday-Friday
  • Full Days/ Full Time: Limited to 10 hours a day per childcare licensing regulation 
  • Enrollment priority is given to SCC students, SCC faculty/staff, and siblings of currently enrolled children
  • SCC students enrolled in at least 6 credits receive a discounted rate subsidized by the Shoreline Community College Associated Student Government
  • The PCC accepts third party payments (e.g. DSHS) for SCC students, faculty and staff only. Exceptions may be made for special circumstances

Other fees

  • The change of schedule fee is $25 (approval required/dependent on space availability)
  • 30 days notice is required for withdrawal
  • A $100 non-refundable registration fee is due upon enrollment, which includes a $25 emergency supply fee.
  • A $75 non-refundable registration fee is due each following summer.
  • Parents will be charged $1.50 per minute for any pick up/ drop off after/ before their child's scheduled time ends/ begins, starting with the first minute
  • There is a $35 late payment charge for payments made after the due date
  • The Parent Child Center now uses Brightwheel for payment processing. Processing fees for billing users is 2.9% for credit cards and .90 for ACH

Additional care

Additional care is offered when space is available for children currently enrolled (additional care is limited to space available, please call ahead 206-546-4690).

Drop-in care

Drop-in care is offered when space is available for children enrolled in the Preschool and Pre-K classrooms only, at the following rates (drop-in care is limited to space available, please call ahead 206-546-4690):

  • $56 per half day
  • $80 per partial day
  • $95 per full day