Established by the Wallingford United Methodist Church in 1968 as a way to give back to the Wallingford community, we have a supportive relationship with the church, while maintaining a non-religious curriculum open to the neighborhood and greater Seattle area.

Wallingford Child Care is committed to helping each child build a positive self image through his or her intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development and thus promote success and enjoyment of school, home and living in general. Utilizing an Emergent Curriculum approach to teaching young children our teachers pride themselves on following the child’s interests while finding creative and meaningful ways to draw out exploration of various topics throughout the year, promoting genuine student engagement and long lasting learning.

We believe in teaching a multi-ethnic curriculum and we believe in a non-violent environment. We are committed to exposing children to a variety of cultures in order to promote understanding and acceptance of our differences. According with our dedication to our community we teach children constructive ways to deal with a full range of emotions, including conflict, while supporting a growing vision of a world beyond our own walls.

We believe it is imperative that children and their parents receive all the love and encouragement possible in these most important early years. WCCC is committed to providing and supporting a strong partnership between staff, parents, and families through ongoing communication, education and information opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and open access to the classroom. Such a partnership assures a consistent, stable foundation from which our children can grow.