Child Care

Child CareSeattle Head Start Programs

First AME Child Development Center (FAME CDC) at the Seattle Vocational Institute (SVI) is an Early Head Start and Head Start Program, our full day classes have extended day child care.

Our center is licensed and regulated by the Washington State Department of Early Learning.

We strive to meet the physical, mental, emotional, and social needs of children ages birth to five years old. Our staff is well trained and our facility provides a warm, caring and loving environment for the children to learn and grow in. We respect and embrace diversity and welcome all children and their families regardless of their culture.

Enrolled children are divided into three classrooms: our infant room accommodates four infants- birth to 18 months, 8 toddlers-18 months to 3 years, and 20 preschoolers, 3 to 5.

We accept:

  • Working Connections Child Care (DSHS)
  • City of Seattle Child Care
  • Child Care Resources
  • Privet Pay
  • Other arrangements accepted with prior approval

Our program operates a typical school year. Our calendar of breaks is similar to Seattle Public Schools. Please see FAME CDC 2011-2012 School Calendar. You will not be billed for these closures.

If we are closed for inclement weather, of which we cannot predict, we will make up the days and you will not be charged for the makeup days.

We participate in the USDA child feeding program; this gives us the opportunity to offer food to enrolled children at no additional charge without regard to race, color, disability, sex, or national origin.

We provide breakfast, lunch, snack, infant foods and formula. Please do not bring extra food.

We request that your child be properly dressed for the day’s activities. We do go outside daily “rain or shine” please dress your child accordingly.

We will assist all children with toilet training as needed. This includes our provision of diapers, pull-ups and wipes.

We also provide all bedding items for nap.



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