"You see a child play, and it is so close to seeing an artist paint, for in play a child says things without uttering a word. Whatever's in them, rises to the surface in free play ..."
We are a play and art-centered preschool and after-school program, serving children 3 - 12 years of age. Our mission is to provide a beautiful environment that creates joy, sparks children’s imagination, promotes social-emotional health, and allows children to develop problem solving skills and confidence. We do this through purposeful play and art.
Play is the journey in which children collect and process information, learn new skills and practice old ones. Children experience purposeful play when their potential for learning is enhanced by knowledgeable adults and the addition of objects of inquiry. Engaging in conversation, asking open-ended questions and providing an array of materials (to get messy!) and explore, is all part of the teacher gently, yet intentionally leading children's learning and facilitating purposeful play.
Art is a medium through which students are able to use multiple senses at once, providing a rich learning experience and an exciting environment for young children. At The Makers Club, children will have access to an array of materials and endless opportunities to create and explore through painting, drawing, sculpting, crafts and the use of recycled materials.
We pride ourselves on providing affordable, exciting and creative care to elementary school students in Seattle. Our teachers are a creative group of DIY'ers passionate about play, and devoted to giving students the space, freedom, and guidance to take an idea and make it a reality.
Each week, students have the opportunity to engage in a guided project, two design challenges, a visit from a local maker who will teach the students a new skill and a kitchen activity. A collection of games, Legos, books, puzzles, and loose parts are available to the children as well.
The first hour and a half of our program is devoted to outdoor play, snack and homework.
Our program runs from the time school is out until 6pm.
We are one of the most affordable options for after school care in Seattle.
We believe every child should have the opportunity to explore their creativity, ask questions and make things happen in a fun and supportive environment.
If you are interested in touring our space click the "character" below.
We will be open Monday through Friday from 7am - 6pm. We go on a field trip every day.
To make for a smooth transition each morning, please drop your child off by 9am. We typically depart for our field trips by 9:30am, and return by 3:30pm.
Pick up may occur any time after 3:30pm. You will be notified via Brightwheel, any time your child leaves TMC, and we will send photos and updates throughout the day!
If you are interested in registering your child please click the Registeration button below.