Human Resources

Child care at UW Medical Center – Northwest

The UW Medical Center Children’s Center at Northwest offers year-round care to infants, toddlers and preschool and is operated by UW Medical Center. UW employees are eligible for enrollment, with priority given to employees of UW Medicine.

Licensed for 64 children.


UWMC Children’s Center at Northwest is a community of families and teachers who strive to provide a safe and respectful environment where children and families are loved and cared for. Children have the opportunity for creativity and growth so they master skills of resiliency, self-regulation and intrinsic motivation. Embracing the Reggio Emilia philosophy of focusing on a child’s natural development, the Center is child-centered and directed, taking the philosophy that learning must make sense to the student in order to be effective and meaningful. The child’s point of view is completely respected and the student is encouraged to follow their own educational path.

Learn more about UWMC Children Center’s curriculum by contacting the center’s staff.

Monthly tuition as of July 2022

Tuition includes breakfast, lunch and snacks provided in nut-free environment.

# of Days Infant Toddler Pre-School
Five $2,226 $1,964 $1,685
Three $1,554 $1,391 $1,192
Two $1,066 $945 $835
Drop-in (daily) $126 $121 $116

Location, hours & contact info

1550 North 115thStreet
Seattle, WA 98113

Hours: Open from 6 am – 6 pm Monday through Friday, except for University of Washington holidays

Application and wait pool process

Submit an application to add your name to the children’s center wait pool. There is a $100 wait pool fee per family which will be serve as your enrollment fee if your child is placed at the center.

Download: UWMC Children's Center at Northwest 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.