Summer Hours take effect June 20 - Sept. 2 and some important student services are temporarily relocating. See the details.

Welcome to the Parent-Child Center

Children playing on playground at childcare center

Children playing on tire swing at childcare center playground

Children smiling and playing at childcare center playground

The Parent-Child Center is a childcare facility & instructional lab located on the beautiful Shoreline Community College campus.  Our facility has 5 classrooms and a large outdoor play area.  Children's classroom experiences are enriched by access to the college and its activities.  Our primary purpose is to provide high quality care for the children of students, state employees, and community members. We are licensed by the State of Washington to serve 76 children.

Program Goals/Philosophy

Our primary goal is to facilitate the growth of strong, nurturing families and healthy, thriving children.  We believe children are motivated to learn, and parents and teachers can work together to facilitate this process.  We support parents by providing Parent Education classes and incorporating parents into classroom activities.  We create an environment where parents and children feel safe, nurtured, and respected.

Parents are required to enroll in a 1 credit online Parent Education course once per year while their child is enrolled.  The Center also serves as an instructional laboratory where community college students can do observations and internships.

Ages Served

We serve children ages 6 weeks through 5 years, or until they enter kindergarten. We are currently not licensed to take school-aged children.


The PCC is committed to providing healthy meals and snacks to children.  We serve as many fresh foods as we can and limit foods with preservatives and added sugar.  We do not serve any red meat or pork.  The PCC does not charge a separate fee for meals.  We receive a partial reimbursement for meals served from the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), based on the number of low-income children served.  We serve breakfast, lunch and two snacks daily.  Sample Menu

Contact Us
Shoreline Community College
1900 Building
16101 Greenwood Ave. N
Shoreline, WA 98133
Mon - Fri 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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We are closed for ten state holidays (New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas) and 6 teacher training/prep days each year.   View the Calendar

Non-discrimination Policy

It is the policy of this child care center that no person shall be subjected to discrimination because of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, marital status, disabled or Vietnam era veteran status, or the presence of any physical, mental, or sensory handicap.