The University of Washington Children's Center

at Portage Bay


Program Overview

 The new two-story facility will be located at 3745 15th Ave NE in South Campus. Our new space is expected to serve approximately 138 children with two infant rooms, three toddler rooms, four preschool rooms and plenty of outdoor space.  

The Infant program at UWCCPB is based on the teachings of Magda Gerber and the RIE (Resources for Infant Educators) philosophy. This approach of being with infants is based on respectful and responsive caregiving in the least restrictive environment that is as safe as possible. The Toddler and Preschool age classrooms are organized around Montessori philosophy. The Montessori classroom is a prepared environment which offers your child the freedom to make their own choices, learn at their own pace and fully experience the joy of learning.  The onsite program Director is Andrea Mosko. 

7:00am to 6:00pm
Monday through Friday

Ages of Children
Three months to five years

Full days / Monday-Friday

Annual Calendar
A year-round program with the exception of holidays, three in-service days and two one-week closures at the end of August and December. Click here to view the current calendar.

Tuition (2017-2018)
Tuition may be paid quarterly or in twelve equal payments due at the beginning of each month. The first month's tuition is due when an enrollment contract is submitted.

Age Group Tuition
Infant $1930
Toddler $1715
Preschool $1470


Two healthy snacks and a ‘home made’ hot lunch are provided each day for preschoolers, toddlers and infants on table food. Parents provide formula, infant food and special dietary needs. 

This cost is included in monthly tuition.

For more detailed information about the program, please follow the link below:

Enrollment Policy

Portage Bay is a part of Haggard Childcare Resources and the University of Washington Childcare system which gives priority to those families affiliated with the University. Siblings of enrolled children have priority; when spaces are available. Equal priority is provided to children of eligible faculty, staff or student.

For more information please contact Andrea Mosko at 206-685-8922