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Arts & Crafts
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Community Services
Counseling & Support
Dance & Gymnastics
Exercise - Adults
Exercise - Children
Food & Dining
Health & Nutrition
Toy Stores & Parties
West Seattle Preschools

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Please note: these resources are not endorsed by PEPS

Arts & Crafts
Curious Kidstuff Art Classes Website
Create art in a variety of media ages 1 and up
Curious Kidstuff’s Loft, 4740 California Ave SW

Sweet Pea Cottage Preschool of the Arts Website
Well-established non-profit preschool program based in the arts and multi-cultural learning is opening new site in West Seattle this fall. Teachers are professional artists; classrooms are mixed ages from 2 1/2 to 6. Opening September 2010. Accepting applications and scheduling tours now!
Michelle Stiller, Managing Director ~ (206) 217-9767

Touch Through Time - art celebrating life! Website
Printsake and Journey Stones that capture a moment in your child's life. Hand and Foot impressions at Curious Kidstuff or at home studio location on Alki. Online orders and at home impression kit is available at the website. Great gift idea!

West Seattle Fabric Company Website
West Seattle's only fabric store, West Seattle Fabric Company offers crafts supplies and fabric for both adults and children, as little as 3 years old. Find projects, sewing lessons, and support at the website.
2210 California Ave. SW | 206-257-1083

**Barefoot Books Website
An independent publisher of children's books and other gift ideas. Their products champion imagination, creativity, and cultural awareness. Order online or through West Seattle mom and stallholder Sue Gray.

Beyond Birth Seattle Website
Parenting and Lactation Services, Classes offered by experienced professionals.

Birth Doula/Private Childbirth Education Website
A birth doula can help make your birth experience the best it can be. Private childbirth education classes available in addition to or independent of doula services.
Ashley the Doula | 206-383-8367 | Email

Childbirth classes/Doula services
Private childbirth classes for new or experienced expecting mothers and partners to help them have a successful birth experience, as they define it. April Bolding is a physical therapist, childbirth educator, birth doula and West Seattle mom.
April Bolding
Email April

Megan Hoskinson Website
Megan teaches a hypno-yoga birth class at Limber Yoga for groups and privately at clients' homes.
206.830.0137 | Email

Childcare (not endorsed by PEPS)
Department of Early Learning Child Care Check Website

**Child Care Resources Website
A not-for-profit agency and website with information and online searches for childcare providers
Seattle/North King County
Referral Line (206) 329-5544

Adna's Home Daycare
Licensed home care in a safe, nurturing, attentive, loving, and multi-cultural environment.
Adna Tebeje | 206-764-9527

Alki Beach Academy Website
An academy where children (ages 6 weeks - 6 years) can be nurtured and cared for with equal opportunities to learn, play, and grow-in a loving and academic setting. Hours: 6:30am - 6:30pm, Monday through Friday
Location: 2414 SW Andover, Suite F-102, Seattle, WA 98106 | (206) 510-4330

Alki Beach Child Care Website
A licensed bilingual and professional in-home child care for infants to age 6. Open 7:00am to 5:30pm. A warm, loving and learning atmosphere filled with positive attention, creativity and language skills, specializing in Spanish Immersion, Creative Arts and Exploration. Includes nutritious food to develop healthy children and participates in the City of Seattle's Child Care Nutrition Program. Just off 53rd Ave SW and Alki Ave at Alki Beach. Contact Diana | 206-271-1311 or Email

Alki Kid's Place
After School Programs from 2:30 to 6:30, ages 4-14
Alki Kid's Place is designed to provide a safe and enriching environment for children and encourage recreational, artistic, creative abilities and learning.
6115 SW Hinds @ Alki Congregational UCC

College Nannies & Tutors Website
College Nannies offers a complete set of placement and on-call childcare services specifically tailored to the needs of working professionals and busy families.

EuropaKids International Preschool Website
3 West Seattle locations ~ 3 month - 6-year
EuropaKids International Preschool is the perfect place for your little one to become a truly global child by learning a new language and culture in a preschool environment!

Fauntleroy Children’s Center
Non-profit childcare, ages 1 month and up, PT/FT
9131 California Ave SW (206) 932-9590

Glennda's Childcare/Preschool
Monday - Friday, from 7:30 - 5:00 ~ ages 2 - 6
Licensed in-home childcare and preschool near the SW library. Weekly enrichments include swim lessons, gymnastics, soccer, library story times, daily preschool. Wholesome meals and snacks are included.
25 years experience and my Child Development Certificate ~ 206-938-3709 ~ Email

Kelli's Kind Care
Monday- Friday from 7:00 - 5:00 ~ Infant - 6 years old
Licensed In Home Childcare and Daily preschool along with extra activities daily. Music, Spanish, Soccer, Tumbling and Swimming lessons. Includes hot meals, snacks, infant formula, meals, diapers and wipes. Kelli has Child Development Certification and 22 years experience.
(206) 935-2281 or e-mail for further information or a interview.

Ms. Ronda's Childcare Website
Licensed in-home daycare south of the Alaska Junction, specializing in part-time and single day options. 18 years of experience and references from many West Seattle families.

Providence Mt. St. Vincent
Day care
4831 35th Ave SW
(206) 937-3700 ask for asst. director of childcare

SeekingSitters Website
On-line babysitting referral service, where sitters are over 18, have had extensive checks, First Aid, and bring with them a backpack of age appropriate activities and a positive attitude.
Lisa Rizza ~ (206) 714-2222

** Website
The Web's leading parent - babysitter matchmaking site

Three Tree Montessori (non-profit) Website
Full-day and1/2 day
Toddler (approx 16mths to 3yrs) & Preschool (ages 3-6)
220 SW 166th St. Burien WA 98166

West Seattle Montessori Website
Preschool through 8th Grade Education
11215 15th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146
(206) 935-0427

WorldKids-School Website
Full day preschool serving children 12 months to 6 years. WorldKids School introduces children to an excellent preschool curriculum that prepares them for the upcoming school years and immerses all students into Mandarin Chinese & Spanish! New cultures and traditions are explored monthly.
3720 SW California AVE SW

City Mouse Studio and Store
Photography, Clothing, and Online Store
4218 SW Alaska Street

**Impwear Website
Clothing for Children Made by a Mom
(206) 324-3255

Community Centers
Alki Community Center Website
Playground, gym, Alki Bathhouse Arts Studio
5817 SW Stevens St

Delridge Community Center Website
Playground, gym, piano, dance, day camps, wading pool
Rainy Day Gym, Tuesday - Friday mornings 9:30am-1:30pm
4501 Delridge Way SW
(206) 684-7423

Hiawatha Community Center Website
Tennis courts, wading pool, batting cage, children’s play area
Rainy Day Gym, Thursday 10am - 12pm
2700 California Ave. SW
(206) 684-7441

High Point Community Center Website
Basketball, soccer, flag football, no toddler/preschool programs at this time.
6920 34th Avenue SW
(206) 684-7422

Community Services
Westside Baby Website
A non-profit, charitable organization helping needy babies and children living in West Seattle & White Center. Disposable diapers always needed!
Donation drop-off sites:
West Seattle Kids Salon
All West Seattle co-op pre-schools
206-767-1662 for services/assistance or information

Again and A Gain Website
Used children’s and maternity clothing, children’s equipment and toys
4832 California Ave SW
(206) 933-2060

Funky Jane’s Website
Used women’s, maternity, children’s clothing and shoes
4706 California Ave SW
(206) 937-2637

Retroactive Kid's Website
4859 Rainier Ave S, Columbia City

Counseling & Support
Early Days Drop-in Support Group Facebook
A group for parents of new babies held every Wednesday 12-2 pm at Nurturing Expressions in the Alaska Junction. Suggested donation sliding scale $5-$15, no one turned away. Facilitated by birth and postpartum professionals. No reservations required, just come by! You'll need to buzz in at the front door and then take the elevator up to the second floor. Strollers do fit in the elevator.
(425) 243-2355 | Email

Family Help Line Website
The Family Help Line is toll-free phone line offering information and referral; advocacy; and parent coaching and support for families and caregivers in all 39 counties of Washington State.
Call: 1-800-932-4675 or 206-233-0139

Doris Bartel, MSW, LICSW Website
A Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker providing individual psychotherapy and couples counseling to adults, teens and parents in West Seattle and Downtown. Doris has over 12 years experience in the clinical field with a wide variety of issues.
4546 California Ave. SW Suite 202 | 206-683-2742

Marnee Crawford, MA LMFT
A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over eight years of experience providing counseling for kids and families. Marnee lives in West Seattle, is a PEPS mom, and a volunteer newborn group leader.
(206) 679-1409

Gabrielle Hope-Foucault, MA LMHC CMHS EMMHS Website
A Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience providing individual and family counseling to children, adolescents, and parents, in addition to being a Child Mental Health Specialist and Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist. Gabrielle's practice is near the Morgan Junction and is a West Seattle mom of two.
4219 SW Juneau St. / (206)755-5840 / Email

Westside Counseling Services
Suzanne Roberts, MSW, LICSW
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in parenting, child and adolescent mental health, evaluation and treatment of ADHD, mood and behavior disorders, and eating disorders for children and teens. A West Seattle PEPS mom and volunteer group leader.
3614 California Ave SW | 206-999-3698

Kate Wright, Child, Teen and Adult Psychotherapist Website
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing therapy specializing in infants and toddlers, and new parents, including issues around attachment, adoption and pre and post pardum mental health.
445 SW 152nd Street Suite 204. Burien, WA 98166
206-579-3926 ~ Email

Dance & Gymnastics
The Jungle Gym Website
Gymnastics classes for kids starting at 4 months, as well as martial arts, yoga and dance classes. We also do great birthday parties!
15216 2nd Ave SW, Burien

Nurturing Pathways: Growing the Mind through Movement | Website
Birth-3 years
Call the West Seattle YMCA at 935-6000 for more information!

Seattle Civic Dance Theatre Website
9131 California Ave SW (in Fauntleroy Hall)

See West Seattle Preschools also

Foreign language immersion classes Website
Phinney Neighborhood Center
Classes in French, Spanish, Mandarin, and Japanese for children ages 18 months to 5 years and their parent/caregiver.

Hop to Signaroo Website
American Sign Language classes and materials for hearing parents and their hearing babies. Early communication and reduced frustration are literally at your fingertips!
Contact Nancy Hanauer @ 206.789.SIGN (7446)

Parent Education at the Cove School Website
The Cove School offers parent education classes for all West Seattle parents and caregivers. Check out our website for the most current offerings.

South Seattle Co-op Preschool Infant GroupsWebsite
SSCC offers two Parent-Infant groups in support of parents! These groups, Babies (0-8 month) and Movers (8-12 month), are a chance to gather with a parent educator to learn the latest in child development, sleep, nutrition, beginning guidance/discipline-all things "baby!". It's a natural "next step" for many PEPS graduates. While a part of the co-op preschool family, these groups meet and play, without the responsibilities that come with the older preschool classes.
Contact Becky Huntley via Email

Exercise - Adults
8 Limbs Yoga West Seattle Website
Full schedule of drop-in classes including Pilates and Prenatal and Mom & Baby Yoga. Owned by a PEPS mom.
4645 1/2 California Ave SW (enter through alley)

Family Zumba Classes Website
Enjoy Zumba classes in Highland Park and Beacon Hill, for Adults and Caregivers with small children, taught by West Seattle's Michelle Silver.
Call 206-932-7309 or check class schedule on the website.

Fit4Mom West Seattle Website
Stroller Strides: Total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. All Fitness levels encouraged to participate!
Body Back: 8-Week Sessions focus on high intensity classes, healthy eating, food journaling, weekly challenges and community all designed to achieve results!
Emily Williams | Email

Mommy Running Lessons Website
Moms of all fitness levels can begin a running lesson close to home, with tots in strollers. It's not hard, scary or intimidating at all - just a way for moms to get out, get a little exercise (sweat), have a little conversation and cheer each other on.
Call 206-291-7513 or email Coach Beth

Sound Yoga Website
Variety of classes including Prenatal/ Postpartum
5639 California Ave SW
(206) 938-8915

West Seattle YMCA Website
fitness, swim, aerobics, yoga, pilates; membership or drop in classes available
WS YMCA, 4515 36th Ave SW
(206) 935-6000

Exercise - Children
Aikido of West Seattle
Parent/toddler classes in aikido for 2-4 year olds.
4421 Fauntleroy Way SW
Contact Pam Cooper at 206-938-5222

8 Limbs Yoga West Seattle Website
Kids Yoga Saturdays at 11 am! Take an adult class at 10:45am while your child takes yoga! Owned by a PEPS mom.
4645 1/2 California Ave SW (enter through alley)

Europa Kids Website
We offer weekly Gymnastic lessons provided by a professional organization.

The Jungle Gym Website
Gymnastics classes for kids starting at 4 months, as well as martial arts, yoga and dance classes. We also do great birthday parties!
15216 2nd Ave SW, Burien

The Little Gym of West Seattle Website
The Little Gym offers parent/child classes and age appropriate tumbling and gymnastic classes, for children ages 4 months through 12 years old.
7025 California Ave. SW

Swimming for Toddlers Website
Southwest Pool @ Southwest Community Center
2801 SW Thistle
206) 684-7438

West Seattle YMCA Website 
fitness, swim, aerobics, yoga, pilates; membership or drop in classes available 
WS YMCA, 4515 36th Ave SW 
(206) 935-6000

Yoga with Baby Classes at Hiawatha
A simple way for moms to get out of the house with baby and do some stretching, strengthening and breathing. For moms with babies around 1 month to still crawling. Sessions offered weekly on Tuesdays 10-11:15. More info can be obtained from the Hiawatha Community Center.
Sign-up use the SPARC button on their websites or call them. Or Email Beverly Denny, RYT.

Food & Dining
HAPPYBABY Food Website
HAPPYBABY offers premium fresh frozen organic baby meals, cereals, and meals. Recommended by Dr. Sears, HAPPYBABY meals are delicious, organic and contains probiotics. Available at Whole Food, Babies R Us, Madison Market, and on
206-910-6041 | Email

Health & Nutrition
Bryan Brenner DDS Website
Dr. Brenner, a father of two and PEPS speaker, specializes in family and cosmetic dentistry. His practice is located in White Center where he treats patients of all ages.
10254 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146 | (206) 762-2573

Emily Lesnak, ND Website
Dr. Emily is a naturopathic doctor specializing in pediatric primary care and the treatment of other pediatric conditions. She is a PEPS speaker and practices in West Seattle where she does well child exams for newborns through adolescents and applies a natural treatment approach to common pediatric conditions.
3256 California Ave SW 98116 | 206-938-1393

Laren Watson, Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach Website
Health Coaching provides the structure, support and education for transitioning to a more healthy lifestyle by achieving your goals whether they be losing weight, more energy, less stress, or correcting digestive issues.
206 909-8162 | Email

My Full Life Nutrition Website
Registered dietitian, Bridget Nichols, provides nutrition consultations to individuals, healthy eating grocery store tours, and nutrition education presentations, from her practice in West Seattle.
5400 California Ave SW, Suite C | (206) 391-5479 | Email

Admiral Twin Theatre Website
2343 California Ave SW | 206-938-3456

Musikgarten Website
Music with ages newborn to 9 years old
Magnolia, Ballard, Seward Park, and other locations
(206) 285-9516

Mike Weiser Music
Piano lessons in your home, various styles and methods, all ages (kids and parents)
206-200-2995 | Email | Website

Piano lessons
Conservatory-trained piano teacher (and PEPS mom) offering instruction to school-age children and their parents from my West Seattle home.
Please Email Ellen

Piano Lessons and Vocal Coaching Website
Barbie Anaka, a professional musician, offers piano lessons and vocal coaching in West Seattle, especially in the Gatewood area.
Email Barbie or call 206-932-7196

Sunshine Music Together Website
A program for children aged birth to five and their parents or caregivers. The weekly 45-minute classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play, and are held at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. 2011 & 2012 Golden Teddy Award Winner for Best Music Class in Seattle!

Sweet Little Sounds Website
Piano, general music, and percussion lessons (ages 3 & up), and group music classes (daycare/preschool) from flexible teacher, PEPSmom, and PEPS leader.
Email or call 206-499-5491

West Seattle Music Studio Website
Lizkelly McGinn, who has taught music in Seattle for 20 years, now teaches Piano, Guitar and Voice: Classical and Jazz, from her studio in West Seattle, on the Gatewood Hill.

stephanie cristalli photography Website
6536 44th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136

Playplaces - Indoor
Indoor Playground Website
2-5 year olds, $2/visit or $16/10 visits
Fridays 10am-11:30pm
Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. SW
(206) 684-7441

Lil' Diggers Playtime at Sandbox Sports Website
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Session 1: 9:30am - 11:00 am
Session 2: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
**Check our website for additional hours in the future!** Come enjoy our indoor beach, even when it's raining outside, and we're close to West Seattle.
Sandbox Sports, 5955 Airport Way S, 206-624-2899

Messy Play Day Website
Friday mornings for toddlers 18 months to 3 years old. Please check out our Website for more details.
Community School of West Seattle, 9450 22nd Ave SW

Mini gym Website
Tons of play equipment for toddlers, Walking-5 year olds , not staffed, $2.00/day, Tues-Fri 9:30am-1:30pm
Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way SW
(206) 684-7423

Moonpaper Tent Website
Where Magic is Alive and Dream Worlds Do Exist
206-422-6616 | 918 NE 64th St, Seattle
(Just off Roosevelt, one block West of Whole Foods)

Play-Well Activity Center - LEGOs! Website
Classes/Camps also available in West Seattle. At Play-Well, we believe that one of the best ways to learn is through play, and we do it with over 200,000 pieces of LEGO. Make an appointment for a group, schedule a birthday party at our activity center, or check our website for a camp near you.
(425) 244-9361 | 11743 124th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98034 | email

Playplaces - Outdoor
Puget Ridge Tot Lot Website
small playground for small children, completely fenced; walking through preschool
21st SW & Croft Pl SW Delridge
(from Delridge head east on Juneau for about ˝ mile)

Reading - Story Time
see story times on the Community Calendar Page

**Talaris Website
Talaris Research Institute works to improve the social, emotional and cognitive development of children from the prenatal period through age five by providing parents with tools to raise their children effectively.

** Website
Monthly Newsmagazine and Online Resource for Puget Sound Parents.

**Red Tricycle Website
Pint-Sized News For Savvy Grown-Ups. A great resource for parents of young children, and listings on fun things to do in various neighborhoods.

Evergreen Pool Website
Parent & Me toddler swimming lessons we are offered daily 9am-10am or Tues/Thurs 6pm-7pm. The classes are 40-45 mins and give kids 10mos-3 yrs a great time to get comfortable in the water.
606 SW 116th Street ~ 206-588-2297

Office Junction Website
Christine Deppe, PEPS mom and leader, offers coworking so that you can work outside your house, away from chores and distraction and set up your computer on one of the friendly desks in this beautiful shared office space with kitchen, WiFi, printer, meeting room and roof deck. Membership is month to month and available for 5, 10 or 20 days per month. Come for a tour or a networking meetup.
5230 B California Ave SW

Toy Stores & Parties
**Alki Party Treasures Website
Alki Party Treasures is an online party supply store, based in West Seattle. Offering kids' birthdays, 1st birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers, and a Eco-Friendly section that includes organic plant based art supplies for kids. Next business day delivery and ship options for West Seattle families.

Curious Kidstuff Website
Non-violent toys, books, music, art, and more. Birthday parties, party bags, and art classes too!
4740 California Ave SW
(206) 937-8788

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