Human Resources

Child care centers and school-aged care

It takes time to find care you care trust, especially when you have children of different ages. UW employees and students benefit from several programs and services to help it easier to identify options that work for your family.

Priority access to in-center and school-aged care

PEBB-eligible UW employees and UW students are eligible for priority access at all Bright Horizons centers and select KinderCare centers on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority access does not guarantee placement, but it will move you up their wait pool as a UW priority.

Visit Bright Horizons or call 877-624-4532 to locate centers in your area and receive information on tuition rates and potential wait pool. All necessary registration and tuition fees are the responsibility of the family. Once you have decided on your desired Bright Horizons location, you will need to present your most recent Workday pay slip or confirmation of current course enrollment as proof of eligibility. As a UW employee or student, your Bright Horizons application fee will be credited to your first month of tuition if your child enrolls in the center.

KinderCare offers a 10% tuition discount at all their centers and priority access at following locations:

  • Northgate
  • South Seattle
  • Bothell
  • Woodinville
  • Mukilteo
  • Yarrow Bay
  • Wallingford
  • Champions Before-School and After-School Programs. for school-age children in the Central Kitsap, Federal Way, Kent, Northshore, and Tacoma school districts.

Visit KinderCare or call 888-525-2780 to receive information on tuition rates and potential wait pool. You will need to present your most recent Workday pay slip or confirmation of current course enrollment as proof of eligibility.

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School-aged care through KinderCare

PEBB-eligible UW employees and UW students receive enrollment priority and a 10% tuition discount at KinderCare Champions Champions Before-School and After-School Programs for school-age children in the Central Kitsap, Federal Way, Kent, Northshore, and Tacoma school.

Visit KinderCare or call 888-525-2780 to receive information on tuition rates and potential wait pool. You will need to present your most recent Workday pay slip or confirmation of current course enrollment as proof of eligibility.

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School-aged care through Right at School

Right at School offers before- and after-school programs on-site at elementary and middle schools across the country. Students attend daily Right at School programs in the same school they attend for daytime instruction without the need for transportation to an off-site location. Right at School also offers summer camps in many of their partner districts.

Right at School is open in the following districts in the Puget Sound region:

  • Auburn
  • Bellevue
  • Bethel
  • Dieringer
  • Edmonds
  • Enumclaw
  • Federal Way
  • Fife
  • Highline
  • Orting
  • Puyallup
  • Renton

PEBB-eligible UW employees and UW students receive up to a 20% discount at Right at School, which cannot be combined with other Right at School discounts. To access your benefit, visit the Bright Horizons UW website and click on Find Before- and After- School Care. This will take you to the Right at School site, where you can click “Find Your Program” to see if the programs are offered at your child’s school.

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Tuition discounts

KinderCare provides a 10% tuition discounts at all of their centers. Visit KinderCare or call 888-525-2780 to receive information on tuition rates.

Bright Horizons provides a tuition discount of up to 10% for full-time care at select partner centers in their child care network. Visit and click on the Preferred Enrollment and Tuition Discounts link under the Bright Horizons Enhanced Family Supports section. This will bring you to the Preferred Enrollment and Tuition Discounts site, where you will be able to use the center search locator to find center options in your desired area.

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UW CareLink child care specialists are available to UW employees and their family members. They listen to your family’s needs and provide a list of child care providers, camps and/or tutors that align with your preferences and that have space available. Please call for assistance: 866-598-3978.

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Community resources

Child Care Resources works with families, caregivers and early learning professionals, and collaborate with community partners to ensure that every child has a great start. Child Care Resources offers a child care finding service that will connect you with open spaces in child care centers that meet your family’s needs.

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