Our normal hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30AM to 6:00PM. We are closed on weekends. Other closures include all national holidays, a one week Summer Break (around Independence Day), and a one week Winter Break (generally 12/24-12/31).


Tuition Payment Information [Oct ‘22 – Aug ‘23]



(2-12 months)


(12-18 months)


(over 18 months)


(younger preschool)


(older preschool)

Hourly Drop-in






Daily Drop-in






2 days/week*






3 days/week*






5 days/week






 *To maintain enrollment, Interlake has fixed part time schedules; children with 2 days/week have care on Tue/Thu; children with 3 days/week have care on Mon/Wed/Fri

Tuition Payments

Tuition is due on the 1st of each month. If payment is received after the 1st of the month, Interlake reserves the right to collect a late fee of $10 for the first day and $5 for each day thereafter. 

A monthly invoice is made through Brightwheel. Linking your bank account is the best way to make this payment. Linking a debit card incurs a surcharge through Brightwheel. Paying by check is also an option. All checks must be mailed or hand-delivered to the office. Checks should be made payable to: INTERLAKE CHILD CARE CENTER

Sibling Policy

For families with multiple children enrolled at Interlake, we offer a $100 discount per month, applied to the younger child. 

Late Pick Ups

All children must be picked up by the time the center closes. For all late pick-ups, $5.00 will be charged for any time within the first 5 min, plus an additional $1.00 for every minute thereafter. Fees will be applied through Brightwheel and are based on sign out time through Brightwheel. 

Drop-in Care

Families with part time schedules can avail drop-in care. This must be arranged beforehand by emailing admin@interlakechildcare.org, and is dependent on space available in the classroom. The drop-in charge must be paid on the same day.


We must pay our regular staff whether or not your child attends the center on any given day.  In general, tuition refunds are NOT provided under any circumstances, including but not limited to: illnesses, absences, vacations, holidays, planned closures, unplanned closures, or emergency closures.

Waitlist Fee

A $115.00 non-refundable wait list fee is due upon joining the wait list. If a child is enrolled without being on the waitlist, a $115.00 non-refundable registration fee is due upon accepting the space.


When enrolling through LegUp, a deposit of $600 is required to register your child. $100 of this goes to LegUp directly as their administrative fee; the other $500 is eventually refundable, being applied to the final month of tuition . You may also opt to apply your deposit as a tax deductible donation to Interlake.

Leaving the Program

A 45-day written notice or more must be given in order to receive the refundable portion of the deposit. An email to admin@interlakechildcare.org is sufficient. Tuition is not prorated if you choose to leave Interlake prior to the last day of the month.


The City of Seattle helps working families pay for child care for children ages 1mo to 13 years. Interlake is among the 165 licensed child care centers and homes which contract with the City to provide high-quality and affordable child care. You can learn more about CCAP, the Child Care Assistance Program. Interlake also participates in Early Achievers to accept DCYF subsidies as well.