FAQ

What are your hours? 
We are open 7am – 6 pm Monday-Friday

Do you offer part time schedules?
Yes. Children can enroll for 2, 3, 4, or 5 days a week depending on availability.

How do I get on the waitlist?
To get on the waitlist email Kenzie at admin@utcs.org with your child’s full name, date of birth and a brief description of your care needs. If you don’t know your child’s name or birth date yet, just say so in your email, we encourage expecting families to join our waitlist.

There is a $30.00 waitlist fee. You can mail cash or check made out to University Temple Children’s School to:

University Temple Children’s School
ATTN: Kenzie
1415 NE 43rd St
Seattle, WA 98105

Once we receive your fee, you will receive confirmation of your waitlist addition via email.

When can I tour?
We are dedicated to offering the highest quality care to those enrolled at UTCS. Due to the disruptive nature of tours we only offer tours when a potential space is available. We will tour three to four families from our list to tour when a space is available. After all the tours have been given we decide who will be the best fit.

What are your tuition rates?
See Enrollment Information

Do you provide meals?
We provide breakfast, lunch and a pm snack. UTCS is committed to partnering with our local community and is proud to provide hot lunches catered through FareStart, a local advocacy program in the Seattle Area. Lunches include vegetarian, dairy/gluten free meal options at the request of families. All of our meals meet or exceed USDA guidelines for children’s nutrition. Menus are posted weekly in each classroom for parents to review and meals are provided at no additional cost.

What are your scheduled closures?
Last week in August (leading up to Labor Day)
Labor Day
Fall staff In-Service Day (usually the second Friday in October)
Thanksgiving Day and the day after
Last two weeks in December (following the Seattle Public Schools calendar)
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Day
Presidents Day
Spring In-Service Day (usually the second Friday in April)
Memorial Day
Independence Day

Is the school affiliated with the church?
UTCS is a non-religious institution. While we are housed in the University Temple Methodist Church and maintain a positive relationship with them, we are not affiliated with the church. At UTCS, we strive to affirm and celebrate each child and family and welcome families from various religious and non-religious traditions. On occasion, we may partner with the church in offering joint activities, events or fundraisers.

Is there a sibling discount?
A sibling discount is offered to families who have two or more children enrolled in the school. A discount of 10% will be applied to the lower tuition charge for any full month of attendance.

Do siblings have priority?
Yes. Siblings of enrolled students have priority on the waitlist.