Enrollment & Registration

The Early Learning Center is a college-based center. Because 50% of our child care slots are reserved for student parents, staff, and faculty, the center follows the college calendar. Enrollment is done quarterly.

As a result of our collaboration with Costco Wholesale, 50% of the child care slots are reserved for employees of Costco. Costco employees may enroll at anytime during the year when space is available. The wait list for Costco employees is an ongoing list—once a family has requested care, they remain on the wait list until there is space or until we are notified they no longer want care.

Community families are welcome when space is available. Because there is high demand, community families might also try Child Care Resources.

For Quarterly Contract

Quarterly contracts are for BC student parents, whose schedule changes each quarter and who do not use childcare during quarter breaks. BC student parents on a quarterly contract must register their child at the Center every quarter. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $25.00 per family per quarter. See our Hours & Fees section for details on program costs. First priority is given to families with children already enrolled in a program. These families will register during a specified, priority registration period. After this time period is over, registration is opened to new families on a first come, first served basis.

When a program is full, a waiting list is maintained to fill any openings that may become available during the quarter. Parents must call each quarter to keep their name on the waiting list. If you’re interested in placing your name on the waiting list, please contact us at 425/ 564-2240 or send an e-mail to Elisabeth.Bothwell@bellevuecollege.edu

For Ongoing Contract

Ongoing contracts are available for BC student parents who work and go to school, BC staff and faculty and for Costco employee parents, and any community families served. This contract continues until such time as your schedule changes or your child moves to a new age group. Two weeks written notice is required to withdraw your child or to change your schedule (providing the center can accommodate the schedule). A yearly registration fee is charged every July. The fee is prorated for each quarter after that time.

How to Secure Space for Your Child

When space becomes available for a family on the wait list, the Center will hold the space for the agreed upon start date, only if all necessary completed registration forms are returned to the office and a non-refundable $100 deposit is made. Should the child not be able to begin on that date, his name will be returned to the waiting list until the next available opening (an additional deposit fee will be accessed). The required registration materials are:

  • Registration enrollment packet
  • Copy of parent’s class schedule (if a student) or confirmation of Costco employment
  • Physician’s exam (renewed annually)
  • An immunization form (current for child’s age)
  • Financial contract
  • USDA enrollment form


For more details on fees and costs, please see our Hours and Fees section.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in our program or placing your name on a wait list, please contact us at 425/ 564-2240 or send an e-mail to Elisabeth.Bothwell@bellevuecollege.edu.

Last Updated October 18, 2017