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    Here is a list of childcare providers available to Whittier families.

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, availability and capacity will be different. Please check with each individual provider for the latest updates.

    You might also want to review After School Enrichment options.

    Whittier Kids

    Whittier Kids is a community aligned child care provider located in the Whittier Elementary building. The program and school work together to support children’s learning and development through their alignment partnership. They offer school age programs and have a mixed age preschool program. Find out more at

    Emerald City Karate

    Emerald City Karate offers a pick up program Mondays through Thursdays from Whittier, providing programming for students until 5pm. Students learn traditional martial arts and enjoy activities including mini Japanese language lessons, arts and crafts, dodge ball games, team building activities and more. Find out more at

    Ballard Boys & Girls Club

    Ballard Boys & Girls Club offers before and after school care with daily transportation to and from Whittier. Find out more a

    Illumination Learning Studio

    Illumination Learning Studio offers after school cultural, performing and fine arts classes Monday through Friday, with daily transportation from Whittier to their location on Greenwood and 78th. Find out more at

    Washington Karate Association

    Washington Karate Association provides transportation from Whittier for after school care. Find out more at

    Small Faces Child Development Center

    Small Faces Child Development Center provides transportation from Whittier for after school care. Find out more at

    Kids U

    Kids U is a YMCA program held at the Phinney Center; it offers after-school enrichment programming and daily transportation from Whittier. 

    The Y at Phinney has a wide selection of dynamic classes, and programs run as late as 6:00 p.m.  You can select days of the week and pick-up times that work best for your family’s schedule.  Official registration is open at If you have any questions, you can email us at