About Kids Co.
At Kids Co. we create safe spaces that inspire wonder, curiosity and play. We have been providing licensed child care services for families since 1989 and are an anchor for each of the communities we serve. Kids Co. started with one center in Ballard and now has locations throughout Seattle.
Our mission is to provide and advocate for affordable quality child care that enriches and nurtures all children, supporting their success in school and throughout life.
At Kids Co., Kids come first, we pride ourselves on our inclusivity and professionalism. We foster a culture of philanthropy, while taking care of our staff and acting as a leader in advancing best practices in the childcare community. Most of all, we have fun!
Our Vision is for all children and families to have access to quality care and education. No family is turned away for inability to pay.
Along with the outstanding child care at Kids Co. programs, we advocate for quality and affordable child care at local, county, state, and national levels. Child care is the foundation of our economy and helps families and communities thrive. Our impact is evident in the big smiles and the kids who don’t want to leave summer camp to go on their family vacation. Success can be seen in the creative spark ignited when a child is challenged and in the “aha” moment when that tricky concept finally clicks during a science experiment. We believe our impact is best expressed through the words of our kids and families.
"Our kids love the play time with their friends, the programming is excellent, and the proximity to the school is ideal."
"The kids love the activities that are planned and that some of their school friends are in the program as well. They like the combo of being inside and outside and we really like any elements that include learning for them."
"My kids never want to leave."
"The ongoing summer program also keeps my child's busy mind occupied, and engaging with her peers brings joy and happiness to her."
"My husband and I both work full time to support our family. Child care is essential for our family to function 🙂 It’s also great for friendships and extended learning for our daughter."
"For a busy household like ours, child care can be considered an extension of our home and foundation of our child when parents are busy."
“Watching my son play when I pick him up and never wanting to leave. He is always the last kid because he loves it. I am happy because he is happy.”
“Very friendly and responsive staff, they took the time to communicate with me about their concerns and were receptive to the challenges my son was facing. When he was struggling with making good choices, they worked with him to help him responsibly take ownership of his actions and repair relationships with the other kids.”
“Good program, with warm-hearted and trustworthy staff, and convenience for us as a family.”
“Picking my kids up to from Kids Co. camp to head to the airport for summer vacation - they didn't want to leave camp, they were having so much fun!! “
Meet our dedicated team of educators, our board, and our partners that support Kids Co. Each and every person on the Kids Co. team strives to make a difference in their community through the families and kids they interact with on a daily basis.