Many families are wondering what to do with their children while the public schools are on strike. Here's a list of available Childcare Options and Strike Camps.
Community Centers: Garfield and Miller Community Centers have child care you can sign up for all next week. You have to register a spot and you have to register for each day separately.
To do so: follow this link and on the left hand menu use the "advanced search" and enter "strike" as a keyword search. You should see *Special Event - Teacher Strike/Walk Out" listed as an option. You can narrow the availability using the drop down in upper right-hand side to the community center you want.
Arts Aloft in Madrona will offer one day camps from 9-1 focused on impressionism. $65 a day, www.artsaloftforkids.com , email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206.920.2015
University YMCA has said they’ll be offering some kind of strike camp, most likely at their Magnuson Park camp/before & after care location.
Seattle’s Littlest Performers will offer theatre camps on Sept 9-11 from 9-4, with extra care available from 4-6pm. Email for information or to pre-register.
Seattle Children’s Theatre Drama School is offering day camps from 9-4 for $85 per day this week for Grades 1-5.
Sylvan of Seattle (NorthGate center only) is offering day camps for $80/day. Children will work on academic programs (reading, math, writing), as well as fun STEM activities (Lego Robots). Limited spots available.
Creative Coding 4 Kids Is offering all-day (9-5) camps starting Thursday for kids 8-12 at the Mountaineers Building in Magnuson Park. All (0r no) experience levels are welcomes. There will be plenty of breaks and outside time. Special Discounted Price: $99
TGA has some half-day tennis and golf camps available.
Wedgwood Drama is offering full-day (9-4) camps for K-3rd Graders. The’ll play theater games, build original characters, explore movement, dramatic storytelling and learn what it takes to create theater together! There will also be time for art, singing and the playground!
Little Explorers School will have outdoor day camps (8:30-5:30) starting Thursday.
Pacific Science Center has camps ($75/day) with exhibit access and planetarium or laser shows (8:15-4).
Parent Date Night is a new event on Monday nights. Harbour Pointe Coffeehouse is partnering with local restaurants to provide childcare while adults enjoy kid-free dining nearby.
LUC is the first restaurant to launch Parent Date Night on Monday, May 13th from 6:30-8:30pm.
Parents can rest assured that their kids are well taken care of. Zander Natallanni, owner of Harbour Pointe is a licensed Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and has worked with children with autism. Natallani is also enlisting help from local nannies to ensure Parent Date Night is a success.
The coffee shop will close to the public at 6:30 when the kids arrive. The cost for one child is $25, and an additional $5 for each sibling within one family.
For more information please visit www.hpcoffeehouse.com or call (206) 420-1187.