FCC is open weekdays from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. We accept children full-time and part-time, as well as drop-ins on a space available basis. School-age children are accepted after school from 2-6 PM, and for full days during school breaks and summer vacation. Van transportation availability varies from year to year and depends on enrollment and school district policies.

Enrolling your Child at FCC


We accept families on a space-available basis. Prospective families are welcome to visit our facility and meet our teachers, and learn more about our program. Tours are held monthly, for more information, call Lauri Cunningham, Office Manager, at (206) 932-9590 x302 or email office@fauntleroychildrenscenter.org.

Like many top-quality NAEYC-accredited childcare programs in West Seattle, we operate at near-capacity, and many of our classrooms do have a waitlist. If you are interested in your child joining our program, we encourage you to send us your completed waitlist form with your $50 deposit as soon as you are able, so that we may add you to our list. Our waitlist process will take your desired start date into account.

Tuition for 2018-2019 School Year

Monthly tuition rates are based on the number of days per week your child is enrolled. Unfortunately, we cannot prorate your tuition to account for absences, holidays, or other closures. Drop in rates are hourly.

Classrooms Age Range Staff Ratio Type 5 Days 4 Days 3 Days 2 Days Drop-In
Clouds –   Infants      1 to 12 months      (walking) 9:3 Full $2,225 $2,225 $1,730 $1,190 $18.00
Sunshines – Waddlers 12 to 26 months 12:3 Full $2,100 $2,100 $1,715 $1,180 $17.00
     Rainbows –     Toddlers 20 to 36 months 12:2 Full $1,910 $1,910 $1,575 $1,115 $16.00
Snowflakes 2.5 to 4 years (toilet trained) 14:2 Full $1,655 $1,655 $1,295 $900 $14.00
Half $1,045 $1,045 $815 $575
Shining Stars 3 to 5 years 16:2 Full $1,595 $1,595 $1,230 $865 $13.00
Half $1,030 $1,030 $795 $545
Satellites 4 to 6 years 18:2 Full $1,535 $1,535 $1,175 $835 $13.00
Half $1,000 $1,000 $775 $540
Comets & Moonbeams* K – 6 30:3 PM $665  $665  $575 $425 $13.00
Van $90 $90 $75 $60 $10.50

*School-age summer and holiday rates will vary, please inquire at the office about these rates.

*Van Transportation is offered on a space-available basis.


A portion of funds from our annual auction are made available for scholarships for families who may be struggling to pay FCC tuition. Scholarships cover a portion of FCC tuition and are anonymously granted each fall and spring by a committee of parent volunteers.

“It was tough to afford childcare for two children, especially when one would be out for a month recovering from surgery. We were awarded a 6 month scholarship to reduce tuition that really helped us get back on our feet as well as keep the space in (the Satellite room) for our oldest son. This type of help was not just a special case for our family. The community helps many families in different ways who find themselves struggling for one reason or another.” – Mother of Two at FCC