Q: How long have you been in business?
A: ELDC was established in 1981 at our Greenwood location. Our Broadview Center opened in 1992.


Q: Do you have high staff turnover?
A: Typically staff work at ELDC for an average of 5 years. We often have staff members that have been with ELDC for 10+ years. ELDC staff receive medical, dental, 401K, vacation, education benefits, and personal days.


Q: What age of children are eligible?
A: We accept children from ages 12 months through 5 years.



Q: Does ELDC offer part-time child care?
A: Yes, we are very flexible and are usually able to work with families to create a schedule that works for them. Full and part time care is offered 1-5 days a week.


Q: Do you provide food?
A: We have an on-site cook who provides healthy, balanced, hot meals, including breakfast, lunch, and snack. Nearly everything on the menu is made from scratch, to ensure the highest quailty and best flavor. Meals are vegetarian and served family style.



Q: Do you accept subsidy childcare?
A: Yes, we accept City, State, and Federal subsidy programs.


Q: Do you go on field trips?
A: Both Centers go for local walks and adventurous field trips to Pacific Science Center, Children’s Museum, Woodland Park Zoo, Home Depot, Swanson’s Nursery, Grocery Stores, Seattle Aquarium, etc. Children are transported by Metro bus.



Q: Does ELDC Maintain Community Partnerships?
A: ELDC partners with several community support organizations, including: The National Association for the Education of Young Children Accreditation (NAEYC), Gay and Lesbian Childcare Task Force, Child Care Resources, Volunteers of America (VOA), Amgen, Microsoft, NAACCRA, City of Seattle Early Childhood Program, Washington Scholars, and North Seattle Community College.


Q: May I come for a visit?
A: Yes. You can come and visit ELDC by calling the location you are interested in and setting up a tour with the director. After the tour, you may add your child to the wait list.



Q: How do I get on your wait list?
A: The first step to getting on the wait list is to come and take a tour of the Center. After the tour you may add your child to the wait list.


Q: How long is the wait list?
A: The length of the wait list varies depending on schedule needs, current enrollment in each Center, as well as      age-group. The director of each center can let you know an estimated date for your child to enroll.



Q: How do you determine my child’s place on the wait list?
A: Your placement starts on the wait list, after you tour the center. As your child ages, your child will automatically be placed in the proper age group. Preference is given to siblings of currently enrolled children.


Q: What is the charge to be on the wait list?
A: We do not charge families to be on our wait list.


Q: What is the cost for tuition?
A: The cost of tuition varies at each center. To view tuition information for Broadview CLICK HERE - to view the tuition information for ELDC Greenwood CLICK HERE.

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