CHILD CARE AT FWCC!

Workout without the worry! At the Federal Way Community Center, we understand the importance of making fitness accessible for everyone. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer on-site childcare services, allowing you to focus on your workout with peace of mind. You can enjoy up to two hours of childcare during your visit, ensuring a safe and engaging environment for your child. Please note that any visits exceeding the two-hour limit or extending beyond our childcare center’s hours will incur a nominal fee of $1 per minute.

CHILD CARE INFORMATION

Age Limits

We offer childcare services for children aged 3 months to 8 years old.

Monthly Membership Fee

$30/month — for 1 child
$50/month — for 2 or more children

Daily Fee

A one time childcare pass (2 hour max.) may be purchased for $5 per child, receipt must be presented to the child care attendant. Any visit over two hours, or that extends past our child care center hours, will be charged at $1 per minute.

How To Pay

Please sign up for a child care membership at the front desk when you visit FWCC!

Visiting Times & Late Fees

Please note, rate does not change if you stay less than 2 hours. Any visit over 2 hours, or that extends past our child care center hours will be charged at $1.00 per minute. 2 hours is the maximum stay for each child per shift.

WE ASK THAT YOU READ OVER OUR CHILDCARE GUIDELINES AND FOLLOW THEM. CONTINUOUS FAILURE TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES WILL RESULT IN TERMINATION OF CHILDCARE PRIVILEGES.

HOURS OF OPERATION

WEEKDAYS
MORNINGS: Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
AFTERNOON: Monday – Friday: 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

WEEKENDS
Saturdays: 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Sundays: *CLOSED*

CHILD CARE GUIDELINES

  • Parent or guardian must stay on the Federal Way Community Center premises after dropping off children.
  • A City employee will supervise the children in the child care center. If no children are present, we may close up to 30 minutes early. Rates and hours are subject to change with at least a 14 day notice. Any violation of our guidelines could result in the termination of privileges. It is our desire to facilitate a safe and enjoyable experience for parents and children and thus we require:
    • Child Information sheet must be filled out for each child staying in Child Care. This form will need to be renewed every January.
    • Child care center staff must be on duty prior to dropping off children.
    • Children must be between the ages of 3 months to 8 years old and must stay in the Child Care Room until released to the parent/ guardian.
    • Children must be fully clothed and wearing socks (if not walking yet) and shoes (sandals are okay) at all times.
    • Drinks are allowed in spill proof containers. Snacks are not allowed due to several clients with food allergies.
    • Due to safety concerns, toys, money, or large blankets from home are not allowed. Electronic games will be allowed, but we are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
    • The parent/guardian must sign the child in and out and have photo ID.
    • Staff are NOT able to change diapers or administer any medication (including over the counter).
    • We are unable to assist children in using the restroom. If your child is not fully potty trained, please ensure they are wearing a pull-up.
    • Children’s items must be labeled with their first and last name, as we cannot be responsible for items left behind
    • We are a non-licensed childcare facility. We are not mandated to keep any ratios, but because our number one concern is safety of the children and staff, we maintain a 1:10 ratio. Any child not walking on his/her own will count as two children.
    • Children who harm others (including, but not limited to biting, scratching, hitting) will be asked to leave for the day. Children involved in more than three incidents within a thirty day period may be suspended; the length of time will be determined by the Member Services Coordinator. If you know your child may be prone to aggressive behavior, please notify staff. Each consistent discipline problem will be addressed on an individual basis.
    • Children who appear sick will need to be removed from the facility immediately (this includes sore throat, fever, diarrhea, excessive coughing, excessive runny nose, rashes, pink/glassy eyes, vomiting, etc.). You may bring your child in with a note from your doctor authorizing usage if condition is non-contagious (eczema, allergies, etc.) This policy will be strictly enforced for the protection of your child, other children, and our staff.
  • Prior to first use, the Child Care Center Emergency Contact Card must be filled out and signed.
  • All space is on a first come, first serve basis, and the maximum amount of children allowed in childcare at one time is 10 children to 1 employee.
  • When paying for a day pass please bring your receipt when you check in. You must sign your child in and out, and document the time each time you use the Child Care Center.
  • Before you leave your child, please take a few extra minutes to help your child feel at ease.
  • You can check your child’s diaper and do a quick change if necessary. If your child is nursing, feel free to come in and nurse before leaving your child. If your child needs special accommodation, please contact the front desk at 253-835-6900 at least seven days prior to your visit.
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