Photo credit: The Nest
Handy drop-in child care spot
Winner: The Nest
A finalist last year, The Nest soared in this year’s Golden Teddys. Voters raved about the convenience for parents and the fun for kids. Offering a variety of services, this Woodinville-based option caters to children ages 2 and a half to 6 years with up to four hours of daily classes, and to kids up to age 9 during school breaks.
Kids ages 6 weeks to 12 years old can play, explore and learn at Adventure Kids Playcare. With two Puget Sound–area locations — Issaquah and Bellevue — Adventure Kids Playcare also offers a Playcare To Go! option to provide child care at special events (think weddings, office parties and the like).
No stranger to the Golden Teddy finals, Penny Pumpernickel Pants Playcare puts play first. Catering to children ages 2 and a half to 4 years old, Penny Pumpernickel is an in-home play space run by husband-and-wife team Ophelia and Chris de Serres just off State Route 99.
New on the block, the Women’s Business Incubator (WBI) has been generating buzz in recent months for its modern approach to child care. Parents are able to work remotely while the kids attend drop-in preschool or, for the younger set, play in the Cowork/Coplay Room. WBI hopes to expand in the coming year.
Located in Seattle’s University District on 16th Avenue N.E., Trettin Drop-in Preschool features a teacher-taught preschool curriculum for kids from 2 years old up to kindergarten age. The preschool has been around since 1968, when Edith Trettin started a child care space at University Congregational United Church of Christ (UCUCC). The school is still affiliated with UCUCC, but is open to all religions and backgrounds,