Best Seattle Daycare

How to find child care that's more than daycare

Looking for the best Seattle daycare or Seattle baby care can be overwhelming. How will you know what’s right for your child — and your family? Can you find a program with flexibility for working parents? Your organization might offer employer on-site child care, which can make your search easier — but if not, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at considerations to make in order to find the best Seattle daycare.

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The Best Seattle Daycare — What to Look For

You know you need the best daycare for your child, but what makes it the best? Here’s what the best Seattle daycares offer.

Welcoming & Educational Environment: When you walk into the best Seattle daycare, you’ll know. Look for beautiful classrooms and playgrounds, age-appropriate materials, teachers who love what they do, enriching spaces designed to extend learning beyond the classroom, and more. 

Caregiver Quality: Whether you visit in person or virtually, ask to meet with your child’s potential teacher(s) to get to know their personality, learn why they love to teach, and ask any questions you might have. Your child’s early years have a huge impact on their lives, and you want to make sure you feel good about the people caring for your child each day. 

A High-Quality Reputation: Once you’ve narrowed down your search, ask the daycare for references you can reach out to — both current and previous parents. 

Why Choose a Bright Horizons Seattle Daycare?

Bright Horizons comes highly recommended as the best Seattle daycare for a number of reasons: research-based curriculum; experienced teachers; industry-leading health and safety policies; a welcoming environment for all children, families, and staff; fun and educational activities; convenient child care centers; support for working families; and more. Bright Horizons is fully licensed by the state of Washington and we’re committed to 100% NAEYC accreditation for all of our eligible daycare centers.  

Bright Horizons operates some of the best Seattle daycares, and we’ve got over 30 years of experience providing the highest quality early education for children nationwide. Bright Horizons offers quality, year-round programming in Seattle at a number of convenient locations — North Seattle, Downtown Seattle, South Seattle, and the Eastside cities of Bellevue, Bothell, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, and Woodinville. Contact any of our centers for information on tuition and openings.


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What is the best infant daycare in Seattle?

Daycare tuition for infants varies depending on the age of your baby, the number of days they attend daycare, and whether they attend daycare in a center or at home. 

How much does Seattle daycare cost?

Seattle daycare tuition depends on the location, as well as your child’s age, the number of children you have in daycare, and the number of days they attend. It also depends on whether you choose a center or an in-home daycare. Daycare quality factors into the overall cost, too — some Seattle daycares have premium offerings like on-site enrichment activities, meals and snacks, and more.

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