Human Resources

Child care at Harborview

The University of Washington Children’s Center at Harborview offers year-round care to infants, toddlers, preschool and Kindergarten Prep and is operated by Bright Horizons. Visit their website to learn more about the Bright Horizon child care approach, staff ratios, nutrition plans, and to see photos. You can also contact them directly to schedule a tour. Eligibility and priority for UWCC at Harborview is detailed in APS 51.1 and outlined below along with enrollment capacity, monthly tuition rates and location details.

Licensed for 73 children.


Level 1: Siblings of children currently enrolled at this childcare center

Level 2: Children of Harborview employees with “critical hire/retention” priority (Requires the recommendation by appointing authority and approval by the Vice President for UWHR.)

Level 3: Children of UW employees who work at Harborview in PEBB benefits-eligible appointments that are half-time or more.

Level 4: Children of University employees with PEBB benefits-eligible appointments who work half-time or more.

Level 5: Children of all other types of employees who have a University appointment of half-time or more, but are not PEBB eligible.

Level 6: Children of University students who are enrolled appropriately for their degree program.

Level 7: Children of full-time employees of the contracted childcare vendor.

Monthly tuition as of September 1, 2021
Infants $2,195
Toddlers $1,948
Preschool and PreK $1,669

Location & contact info
601 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

Wait pool

Submit an application to add your name to the children’s center wait pool. There is a $25 wait pool fee per family.

Download: Harborview Children's Center Wait Pool Application (PDF)

Email with questions about your wait pool status, adding a sibling to an existing wait pool application, or to remove yourself from the wait pool.