UW Medicine Northwest campus

Last updated: August 31, 2023

The UW Medical Center children’s center at Northwest offers year-round care to infants, toddlers and preschoolers and is operated by UW Medical Center. Care options include full-time, part-time, and drop-in care. UW employees are eligible for enrollment, with priority given to employees of UW Medicine.

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.


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, embracing the philosophy that learning must make sense to the student 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 2023

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

# of Days Infant Toddler Pre-School
Five $2,337 $2,062 $1,769
Three $1,632 $1,461 $1,252
Two $1,120 $992 $877
Drop-in (daily) $132 $127 $122

Location and contact info

1550 North 115thStreet
Seattle, WA 98113

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

Licensed for 64 children

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.