About Us

University Temple Children’s School (UTCS) is an independent, non-profit organization, licensed by the State of Washington. We provide quality early education to children 12 months through 5 years of age. The program serves a wide variety of families in the Greater Seattle Area. We value diversity, and bring in families from a range of backgrounds and different family structures. Some of these include, and are not limited to, same-sex families, interracial, out of state, and international families, the LGBTQ community, and folks with unique physical and cognitive abilities. We believe in building communities based on varied perspectives because they both present healthy challenges, and create space for individuals to learn and grow alongside one another.

UTCS at a Glance:
Parent board of directors
For children ages 1 to 5
Located in Seattle’s University District
Serving families since 1970
Care available Mon-Fri, 7am to 6pm
Year round program
Full-time & flexible part-time schedules
Low staff/student ratios
Low staff turnover
Child-centered curriculum
Enrichment activities and field trips
Play yard and indoor gym space on-site
Hot lunch with AM/PM snacks

Diversity Values
UTCS is committed to continually working on supporting staff in recognizing and challenging personal biases. We believe that this is a life-long learning process that everyone can benefit from. Out of this commitment our community builds in trust, understanding and compassion for one another. We value diversity in our staff and families and believe that these varying perspectives, family structures, identities and backgrounds enrich our experiences. We welcome all families regardless of race, socio-economic standing, class, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion, cultural background or disability. We comply with all requirements set forth by the American Disabilities Act.

UTCS is located at the University Temple United Methodist Church, just west of the University of Washington campus. While we maintain an excellent relationship with the church, the school has no religious affiliation. Our facilities include:

Six bright, spacious classrooms
A large outdoor play yard
A large indoor gym
Walkable access to local P-Patch
Access to major bus lines and light rail