Summary: The City of Seattle recognizes the critical importance of quality child care for the well-being of the city’s children and their families, and encourages the development of child care centers. Child care centers must comply with many regulations intended to ensure a safe and wholesome environment for each child, as well as regulations that protect the character of our streets and neighborhoods. This Tip is intended to assist prospective child care providers with preliminary planning for their centers, to provide a simplified overview of the most significant regulations, and to provide references to the detailed code documents themselves.

Date Revised: 07/25/2022

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