Tiny Tots Development Center (TTDC) is devoted to the highest quality early learning and out of school time care. We serve children and families from a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds; most are low-to-moderate income. We have four child care sites, all in the Rainier Valley neighborhood of southeast Seattle, which offer a variety of services to infants and children up to age 12.
Since 1969, Tiny Tots Development Center (TTDC) has provided licensed, accredited childcare, after school care, and early education services for low-to-middle-income children from birth to age 12. Some families receive free childcare; others pay sliding scale fees. Children receive quality education, USDA subsidized meals, and public health checks in a safe, loving, culturally diverse environment. TTDC is an authorized provider of the State?s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) and one of the sites selected to provide free pre-school in the City of Seattle?s new Step Ahead Preschool Program. Character qualities such as good judgment, initiative, responsibility, and respect are encouraged and practiced throughout the school day during free play, structured time, and meals. Staff & children speak English, Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and other languages. Our after school Community Learning Center (CLC) program serves students at Van Asselt Elementary School, providing tutoring and homework help and reinforcement of basic skills. TTDC students undergo periodic on-site health checks by a visiting King County Public Health Nurse. Our use of the Creative Curriculum system, nutritious meals that meet USDA requirements, and focus on character development help to make children developmentally ready to enter kindergarten. Children who have the advantage of a good preschool education are better prepared to enter kindergarten and will have established basic cognitive skills needed for the classroom.