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2019 Golden Teddy Awards — Family Resources

This year's winners and finalists

Published on: June 28, 2019

2019 Golden Teddy Awards — Family Resources

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Courtesy Penny Pumpernickel Pants

Handy Drop-In Childcare Spot

Winner: Penny Pumpernickel Pants Playcare

Penny Pumpernickel Pants Playcare is an award-winning play space in North Seattle that offers half-day preschool programs as well as drop-in care for kids between 2 and a half and 4 and a half years old. The philosophy at Penny’s is that children learn best through play that engages all five senses. Voters’ comments say it best: “Best environment for engagement, activities and friendly learning support!” “My 3-year-old is thriving!” “What’s not to say? Penny Pumpernickel Pants Playcare is the best!!”


If you need drop-in or regular child care up until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays or during the day on Sunday, Adventure Kids Playcare is your place! With locations in Issaquah and Bellevue, it has planned activities all day long and even serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks!

Working parents trying to balance work and family will love The Inc. Community Coworking + Playschool in the Green Lake neighborhood. Drop off the kids in the playroom and then head down the hall to work and network with other like-minded parents. A meeting room, printer and high-speed Wi-Fi, along with flexible child care, make this nonprofit a godsend for busy parents.

Drop-in child care by the hour can be found at KidsPark in Lynnwood. Whether you need just an hour or a full day of child care — even on weekends — KidsPark is a fun place for kids ages 2–12. Lunch, dinner and snacks are available, as well as teacher-led group activities that kids can opt into as they desire throughout the day.

Located in Woodinville, The Nest offers drop-in child care for as long as four hours per day between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., or take advantage of its daily classes or the arts-based preschool program. The Nest promises a playful learning experience for your child so you can get some time to yourself for work or your own play!

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