Toolkit: Finding the right child care option for your family

Last updated: December 1, 2023


This toolkit is designed to guide you through the diverse childcare resources available both at the University and across Washington state.

Understanding the child care landscape in Seattle

Navigating childcare options in Seattle, as in many major metropolitan areas, can indeed be a complex journey.

Types of child care

Here, we explore these options to help you make an informed decision that aligns with your family's requirements.

Tailored support for your child care needs

This section provides an overview of the exclusive benefits, programs and partnerships available to UW faculty and staff.

Washington state community resources and subsidies

Families in Washington state benefit from three key resources: BrightSpark, Washington Connection and the Child Care Check system.

Connecting with the community

The listserv is more than just an email group; it's a space where UW employee and student parents can connect, share experiences, and offer support to one another