The UW Children's Centers at Laurel Village

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The UW Children's Center at Laurel Village
4200 Mary Gates Memorial Drive NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 525-5122

This Center serves the families of University of Washington staff, faculty, and students

The University of Washington Children's Center at Laurel Village was originally founded as a parent co-op in 1976 and since 1992, has been a Haggard Childcare Resources' (HCR) school. The program offers an innovative early care and education program that blends Montessori, RIE, Emergent Curriculum and High Scope.

Laurel Village has one infant room, one toddler room and two preschool classrooms. The center is located in Laurel Village UW Family Housing  area and is licensed for 60 children. The Program Director is Rosalind Manzano.

Laurel Village is located along Mary Gates Memorial Drive, directly across from the UW driving range entrance at 4200 Mary Gates Memorial Drive NE.   For more information, please contact the Program Director, Rosalind Manzano at (206) 525-5122.

Our Preschool and Toddler programs are based on the High Scope curriculum.  Our Infant program uses the RIE philosophy.  We strive to maintain a 3:1 staff to child ratio with Infants, 5:1 with Toddlers, and 10:1 with Preschoolers. The Center is open Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 6:00pm.

We care for children from 3 months - 5 years of age.
Laurel Village is a part of the UW Childcare system, which gives priority to those families affiliated with the University.  Further information about the priority system is below.

For more information regarding the waitlist or enrollment, please contact our waitlist coordinator at (206) 523-3936.

Download the waitlist application here.


UW Childcare Priority System
Laurel Village is a part of the Haggard Childcare Resources (HCR) University of Washington Childcare System, which enrolls families affiliated with the UW. Enrollment in Laurel Village is determined according to the following priorities:

  1. University of Washington students living in family housing

  2. University of Washington full-time students

  3. University of Washington faculty and staff

*Siblings of enrolled students have enrollment priority

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.

A morning and afternoon snack, as well as a nutritious hot lunch provides by Nest is served daily for Preschoolers, Toddlers, and Infants on table food. 

Age Group Priority 1 Priority 2 Priority 3
Infant $1710 $1795 $2090
Toddler $1495 $1545 $1855
Preschool $1330 $1360 $1590

Tuition (2019-2020)
Tuition is based on full-time (5-day, all-day) enrollment and tiered by priority level, as outlined above.  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