Tuition, Scholarships and Subsidies 

The Doreen Cato Early Learning Center participates in tuition and child care subsidy programs funded by the City of Seattle and DSHS based on income qualifications.  

Tuition and childcare is FREE for most of our students.  

Out Administrator is happy to help answer any questions about tuition and child cares subsidies, or help with the application process.  

For more information, fill out an enrollment packet request form.  You can also email canderson@firstplaceschool.org or call 206-629-6288.

 
 
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City of seattle preschool  and child care assistance

The City of Seattle has multiple programs to help cover the cost of preschool tuition and before and after school child care.  As one of the preschools and child care centers participating in the City program, many of our students qualify for tuition and child care subsidies.  

 
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DSHS Child care subsidy program

The Doreen Cato Early Learning Center is a registered provider with the DSHS Child Care subsidy program.  Based on qualifying income, DSHS will subsidize the before and after school child care costs to working families.