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FAQS

How long have you been in business?

ELDC was established in 1981 at our Greenwood location. Our Broadview location opened in 1992

What age of children are eligible?

We accept children from 12 months to 5 years.

Does ELDC offer part-time childcare?

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.

Do you provide food?

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 quality and best flavor. Meals are vegetarian and served family style.

How often is the Center closed?

We are closed 11 days out of the year. We observe the following holidays: New Year's Day, MLK Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and the day after Christmas. 

Do you go on field trips?

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.

Does ELDC maintain community partnerships?

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, Brightspark, Volunteers of America (VOA), Amgen, Microsoft, NAACCRA, City of Seattle Early Childhood Program, Washington Scholars, and North Seattle Community College.

Do you have high staff turnover?

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.

Does ELDC do any fundraising? 

Each Center hosts an auction. We invite community leaders, families, and local businesses to attend and participate. All proceeds go directly to the Center for a variety of improvements. No donation is too large or too small. We will happily accept any item, gift certificate or cash donation that you provide to be included in our silent auction, or raffle. If needed, we will also pick up any item you wish to donate. To find out more about Greenwood's Auction click here. For Broadview's Auction click here

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