Welcome to Trettin Drop In Preschool!

Trettin Drop In Preschool will be CLOSED Friday July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.

COVID-19 Update


Programs will reopen April 6th for essential workers' families only. We will post more information as the situation develops.

Please watch this space for more information from our programs.

Good Afternoon Families,

Thank you all for your patience and understanding during this difficult, confusing, and stressful time. Each day more and more establishments are being closed and we are being encouraged to keep our physical distance from others to help slow the spread of this virus.

While children are at a significantly lower risk of getting COVID-19, not all of our teachers are in that category. Some staff have family at home that they must protect, as well as themselves. While being in the facility is a fairly safe and clean environment, that does not protect those who must use public transportation to get to and from the facility.

We want to keep all our children and staff safe and healthy during this time.

I am formulating a list of teachers and other local adults (from outside of the school programs) that may be able and willing to babysit for those who must continue to work and cannot do so without child care. If you or someone you know is struggling with finding care for your child at this time due to school closures please let me know and I will see if I can connect you with someone who may be available.

For prepaid tuition: tuition when we reopen (tentatively April 6, 2020) will be prorated by 2 weeks to make up for this closure.

We are starting with a two week minimum closure so that we can be sure all our staff are healthy before returning to work. 14 days is currently longest incubation period listed for COVID-19. This will allow staff to monitor their health more closely. At this time there have been no confirmed cases within our programs. This is a precautionary measure, as anyone with even mild symptoms are being told to stay home and monitor for up to 14 days.

We will keep you updated via email as things change. Please don't hesitate to reach out.

Again, if you must work and do not have back-up care options please let me know so that I can connect you with an available adult.

Thank you all for your understanding! Hope you are all able to stay healthy and that we can be together again soon!

If your child left items at the center that you would like to pick up (blankets, water bottles, etc.) please let me know and I can make arrangements for those to be picked up.

Ashleigh Johnson

Executive Director

UCUCC Child Care Programs

Child Learning and Care Center

Trettin Drop In Preschool

4515 16th Ave. NE

Seattle, WA 98105


Inclement Weather Policy: Trettin Follows the lead of the Seattle Public Schools and will be closed if they are closed due to weather concerns.

A 2 hour delay means we will open at 9:00am for both programs.

Snow Policy: Trettin Drop In Preschool will be closed on the days when the Seattle Public School System is closed due to snow. On days when public schools are not in session, the director will coordinate with the Church to determine the schedule for the day. You can check our website for updated information regarding closures. We will update the website as soon as the call is made.

Trettin Drop In Preschool offers an emergent preschool curriculum taught by experienced teachers for children ages 2 until starting kindergarten.

Please visit and like our Facebook page to find out whether we are full.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm ~ Stay limited to a maximum of 6 hours

4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98105

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Child Development

Positive Self-Image

Child-led Play

Natural Sense of Wonder


Problem-Solving Skills


Consideration of Others


Building Relationships

Due to COVID-19 concerns, all tours are suspended until further notice. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street on 16th Ave.

Visit Tours & Reservations to learn more.

Check the Days Closed page for closures.

Trettin is a mission of the University Congregational United Church of Christ, which is also the home of the Child Learning and Care Center. Both programs are secular (non-religious).

Washington State Department of Early Learning Licensed Child Care

Tax ID# 31-1705913

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