WEEKDAYS - Alki Cottage Infant & Toddler Care


A very caring, fun environment with dual language focus (English and Spanish). Each child has personalized support to play and learn as they develop "pre-skills" that set the groundwork for preschool. There is currently one opening. The program has a very small 3:1 child/teacher ratio.

Program Details

Type of Program


Preferred Ages

1 year olds – 2 year olds

Location Type

In my home

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Program Description

We love outdoor play! Get ready for a completely personalized program for your child with plenty of outdoor learning and adventures in Schmitz Park and the Alki playfield. This program features dual language learning: English and Spanish.

At The Alki Cottage School, we're focused on a safe environment (following all CDC guidelines) and personalized learning so each child is supported in the way they learn best. Our classes are all in small groups to ensure safety and a lot of 1:1 learning time supported by the educator. Children will be focused on social and emotional growth, fostering their creativity as well as exploring the early "pre-skills" that will eventually help with writing, math, science and art.

Our core values support engaging children as they prepare for success in school and life.

Research shows that a whole-child approach to education—one where children develop not only math and literacy skills but also social–emotional, physical, and cognitive skills—is developmentally appropriate and better prepares children for life well beyond their time in a classroom.


Caring, optimistic, happy and loving have been used to describe Sandra and the fun she brings to infants and toddlers. She is from Colombia and previously taught art lessons. She's been working in West Seattle with young children for five years.


Structured and unstructured play throughout the day to learn pre-skills.
Plenty of time exploring the nearby park and playfield.

Sample Schedule

8:30am 8:30amProgram Starts
9:00am 9:00amSnack
9:30am 10:30amNap
10:30am 11:30amPlay / Outdoor Time / Sensory Time
12:00pm 12:00pmLunch
1:30pm 1:30pmNap Time
3:00pm 5:00pmPlay Time (Art, Paints, Puzzles, STEM toys)

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Cost & Availability

Full Day$2,490 per month
Part Time$1,411 per month


Monday8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday8:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday8:30am – 4:30pm
Ben & Shauna

This is a wonderfully caring environment for our child and we've worked with this educator for four years. This is our second child to go through her program and our other child is a confident, happy toddler who speaks both English and Spanish fluently and has a love of the outdoors that was fostered by being part of this program.

Program Location Details

A 1,500 square foot house in West Seattle with plenty of toys, space to play, and next door to Schmitz Park and Alki Playfield.

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