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Seattle Learning Center

115 Boston St
Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 673-3080


Are you looking for Seattle child care that focuses on stimulating activities and creative learning? If this describes you, then you have come to the right school! Dear Parents, You want the very best for your child. At Seattle Learning Center, a licensed Seattle child care and preschool provider, your child will be in a safe and nurturing environment that encourages them to: Experience a variety of physical and stimulating play activities Develop their artistic and learning skills Interact and socialize with other kids their own age To have fun, play and be happy! The mission of Seattle Learning Center is to provide an exciting learning environment for children ages 1-5 years old. Our focus is to provide stimulating early care using art and physical fitness to help children develop a healthy mind as well as a healthy body. We aim to inspire children to be life-long learners and establish a cooperative relationship between parents and staff. Currently, we offer the following child care programs: Half-day Programs: •A morning preschool program (8:30am-12:30pm, Monday to Friday, September to June) for children ages 2 ½ to 5 years old. This program follows the Seattle Public School calendar. •An afternoon preschool program (1pm-5pm, Monday to Friday, September to June) for children ages 2 ½ to 5 years old. This program follows the Seattle Public School calendar. Full-day Programs: •A full-day child care program (7:00am-6:00pm, Monday to Friday, January to December) for children ages 12 months to 5 years old. Click here to learn more about the school's programs. As a Queen Anne preschool, we are conveniently located on 115 Boston Street. There is a parking lot in front of the school for a safe drop-off and pick-up. We have an outdoor play area right next to the school. In addition to that, our facility is also within walking distance of three parks, grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, and the Queen Anne Community Center. We are very proud of our physical fitness programs. Our classrooms have padded flooring and we have lots of equipment for physical activities. We have physical education lessons everyday that includes dance, music and movement, and gymnastics. Here is a testimonial from one of our parents: "I have been meaning to post a recommendation for the new Seattle Learning Center preschool that my daughter just started in last week. She is just 2 and we've been on many wait lists for a long time so I was thrilled to find out about a new option nearby, and once I visited I knew it would be a great fit. She is having a wonderful time and the teachers are so caring and supportive. I couldn't have asked for a better place for us to start her in this new experience. It's bright, clean, well supplied, with a great balance of books, toys, art supplies to expand their creative, cognitive and language abilities, as well as a great play space that is used to further develop coordination, physical agility and confidence. Something that I hadn't really seen before but the kids LOVE it! Thank you Lily for your hard work in getting this started. I believe that the school you have started will speak for itself!" -Audrey, Ballard Mom You can also read more parent testimonials, and our articles about parenting and child care development. There are other Seattle preschools, so why us? At Seattle Learning Center, your child will receive a high level of education from our teachers who all have either a bachelor's degree (B.A.) or a master's degree (M.A). Click here to learn more about your teachers.Your child will be truly cared for and have lots of opportunity to have fun and play, all in a safe environment. If you are interested in learning more about our programs, please sign-up for one of our open tour days or give us a call at 206-799-2845 today. During your tour, you will get a good feel of our school and if we are the right fit for your child. You can also come and watch your child as they play with the other kids at any time you wish. We are very excited about our programs and look forward to serving you and your children! Respectfully Yours, Lily Talley Owner/Director

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We at Seattle Learning Center want to create an early childhood program where creativity and physical activity is encouraged. We want children to be excited about learning and have fun in school. We want to create an environment where the parents are involved with their children’s education.   We believe that children are naturally creative and needs to be in an environment where this is encouraged. At the same time, children are also energetic and active. We developed our curriculum to cater for the natural abilities and personality of children. This is the stage of life where they are curious, adventurous, and explorative. We want to make the most of these characteristics whilst learning. We want to have children that love to go to school to interact, be active and learn. Unfortunately, for most people, they entered a school that has a rigid structure where the goal is to have children sit down and listen. We at SLC are passionate about your children’s creativity and physical fitness. Although we think that children need routine and discipline, we do not require them to sit still and just listen. Our school encourages interaction with the teachers, parents and children.   We know that our program is not for everyone. However, if you are a parent who wants the best for your child, who wants them to be creative and active learners, then please contact us. We are looking for families who believe that a new approach to education is what their children need. It will require an enormous amount of resourcefulness, will and commitment from the staff, parents and children. However, we strongly believe that we are creating a special school that puts the education and care of the child as its top priority.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Spanish, gymnastics, music


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on