Cosmopolitan Kids Downtown Academy

Child-centered, play based childcare center in the heart of downtown Seattle, serving children ages

Operating as usual


Happy New Year to our families and staff!


Both locations of Cosmopolitan Kids Children's Academy will be CLOSED today, Friday, December 23rd, due to unsafe weather conditions. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 27th. Happy holidays and stay safe!


Due to forecasted snow and ice overnight, both Cosmopolitan Kids Children’s Academy locations will be opening at 9 AM tomorrow morning to allow staff and families to travel to the center more safely. Any further updates will be posted at approximately 7 AM tomorrow, so please check back in the morning. Be safe!


Cosmopolitan Kids Downtown will be open normal operating hours tomorrow. Once again, please note that some staff may be delayed due to snow or ice in their home areas, so we will be accepting children on a first-come, first-served basis to stay within our legal staff:child ratios. Stay warm! ❄️☃️🌨️


Good morning! Cosmopolitan Kids Downtown will be open normal operating hours today. Please note that some staff may be delayed due to snow in their home areas, so we will be accepting children on a first-come, first-served basis to stay within our legal staff:child ratios. We will monitor the ongoing conditions throughout the day and keep families informed of any further developments should they be necessary. Stay safe out there! ❄️☃️🌨️


Good morning! CKCA will be open during normal operating hours today. Be safe out there as you travel to the center this morning! ❄️☃️


Cosmopolitan Kids Downtown will be open normal operating hours today. Please note that some staff may be delayed due to snow in their home areas, so we will be accepting children on a first-come, first-served basis to stay within our legal staff:child ratios. Stay safe out there!

"What's the harm if I paint my arm?": A Toddler's Guide to Sensory Activities in the Home 09/29/2022

"What's the harm if I paint my arm?": A Toddler's Guide to Sensory Activities in the Home

Our staff in all classrooms are working on adding more "process art" experiences to the curriculum! Here's more information from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) on what that looks like for infants and toddlers and how you can support that exploration at home.

"What's the harm if I paint my arm?": A Toddler's Guide to Sensory Activities in the Home Just as infants and toddlers need experience crawling or scooting to learn to walk and babbling and crying to learn to talk, they need to practice using their hands to control art supplies and practice using their minds to figure out how art supplies work


Cosmopolitan Kids will be resuming normal operating hours (7a - 6p) tomorrow, January 3rd, 2022. Happy New Year, and we're looking forward to seeing everyone back at school!


Cosmopolitan Kids (both locations) will be CLOSED Thursday, December 30th, due to snow and ice. We are also scheduled to be closed on Friday, December 31st, for New Years Eve. Stay safe and have a wonderful holiday! We will see everyone in 2022!


Weather alert for Wednesday, December 29th


Weather alert for tomorrow, December 28th!


Both locations of Cosmopolitan Kids will be CLOSED due to inclement weather. Stay safe and warm!


Cosmopolitan Kids Children's Academy (both locations) as of now will open at 10 AM tomorrow, December 27th, due to inclement weather and freezing temperatures. Conditions will be reassessed in the morning and we will send out another alert should the center need to open later, close early, or be fully closed for the safety of staff and families.


General Position Description
The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the Center Director in ensuring the health, safety, and quality of education for all children within the center’s care. Under the direction of the Center Director, the Assistant Director collaborates with staff to ensure that curriculum and classroom activities are properly delivered, and that the needs of the students and the goals of the center are met appropriately.

This position reports to Center Director and Executive Director.

Key Responsibilities:
• Assume duties of Center Director and Teachers as needed during their absence.
• Assist Center Director with tasks to maintain licensing compliance
• Collaborate with staff to ensure adherence to quality standards in accordance with Center guidelines and state and local requirements; implement improvements where needed.
• Maintain communication with families and community through appropriate outreach activities.
• Create and maintain files, including but not limited to child, staff, and attendance files.
• Follow all center policies and state regulations.
• Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:
• 3 – 5 years of direct professional experience in an early childhood setting.
• High energy.
• Strong oral and written English communication skills.
• A strong understanding of child development.
• Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
• Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.
• Proof of negative TB test or chest x-ray
• COVID-19 vaccination or willingness to obtain upon hire
• Must clear full background check.
• Experience with QuickBooks and/or Procare preferred.
• English/Spanish bilingual a plus!

Educational Requirements:
• Must have attained or be working on DCYF-mandated educational requirements or have a professional development plan to show how those requirements will be met.
• Proof of high school diploma or GED required.
• STARS hours should be in good standing barring extenuating circumstances.

Physical Requirements:
• Must be able to lift a minimum of 75 lbs.
• Must be able to go up and down flights of stairs several times per day.


Good morning! Both CKCA locations will be open today! We are planning on normal operating hours, but if conditions change and require an early dismissal we will contact families at that time.

Please remember that many of our staff members travel to the center from outside the city on public transportation and may be running late or unable to come in. If necessary, we will be accepting children on a “first come, first served” basis within our legal ratio limits.

Stay safe, stay warm, and we’ll see you at the center!


Due to an anti-ICE protest happening this afternoon, we would like to strongly encourage families to pick up by 4:30 PM today.

At this point, the center will remain open during normal hours but protest-related traffic and street blockages can make it very difficult to access the center and garages.


Stay safe this weekend!

Air quality will remain unhealthy through the weekend and into the beginning of next week. We encourage you to take action to stay safe.

• Stay inside as much as possible. Continue to follow COVID-19 guidance related to small indoor gatherings.
• While cloth masks help in preventing COVID-19, they are not effective with wildfire smoke.
• Refrain from intense outdoor activity.
• Keep your indoor clean by closing windows and doors as much as possible. Do not smoke, use candles or vacuum.
• Use fans or air condition units to keep cool. Ensure your AC unit is set to recirculate.
• Stay hydrated.
• Check on at-risk and elderly family and neighbors
• Certain populations are at higher risk and should be extra vigilant — residents over the age of 65, pregnant people, children and babies, and people with underlying health conditions like heart disease, diabetes and respiratory issues.
• Public Health – Seattle & King County has additional information and tips about dealing with wildfire smoke:
• Monitor Puget Sound Clean Air Agency for the most up-to-date air quality:

We will continue to see warm and dry weather, so along with limiting exposure to smoke, please take steps to prevent additional fires.

• Clear long grass, weeds, or anything that can burn, away from structures.
• Remove any pine needles, leaves and debris from your gutters.
• Move trash cans away from your home.
• Avoid mowing your yard when it is dry or windy. Lawn mowers can create sparks.
• Keep your yard green and watered, if possible.
• Throw away smoking materials in proper receptacles and douse them with water.
• Check your tire pressure before driving. Exposed rims can create and throw sparks.
• Ensure no metal objects are dragging from your car.
• King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks has more information about wildfire safety at home:


ATTENTION - Please check out our updated Exclusion and Re-Entry Policy for sick children! It is based on recently published Washington State Department of Health guidelines for child care centers and youth programs, and is posted at the center.


Due to Governor Jay Inslee’s mask mandate that goes into effect Friday, June 26th, 2020, there will be some updates to our COVID-19 safety policies.

All family members over 5 years of age (including siblings) must wear masks or other face coverings while inside our facility. Additionally, school-aged children 6 years and older who attend our Downtown center will be required to wear masks during the day except while eating and, if applicable, napping. Other children in our younger classrooms will not need to wear masks, although parents may choose to send them in for children in our preschool and pre-k classrooms who are 3 years of age and older.

Staff will be wearing masks or face coverings in the center unless they are on break in the staff lounge eating, or if they have been advised against wearing masks by a medical professional.

We appreciate your help in keeping everyone healthy and safe! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

What is Pandemic EBT? 06/09/2020

What is Pandemic EBT?

If you or someone you know has school-aged children and needs help buying food, here is information about the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program!

Thanks to one of our parents for bringing this to our attention. ❤️

What is Pandemic EBT? Get help buying groceries while schools are closed


Current families, please note: in order to minimize bottle-necking at our front desk and encourage social distancing between families, the sign in books will be removed and teachers will sign your child in and out in their classrooms. Please continue to stop briefly for a temperature check and health scan before proceeding to the classroom., and wash your and your child's hands immediately upon entering the class.

We thank you for your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and healthy environment.

The Museum of Flight At Home 04/01/2020

The Museum of Flight At Home

Visit the Museum of Flight from your couch! We love airplanes and rocket ships 🚀🚁✈️

The Museum of Flight At Home The Museum of Flight at Home! Virtual tours with the Curator, 3D Explorations, Podcasts, Flight Facts, STEM family activities and so much more.

Burke from Home 03/30/2020

Burke from Home

Burke from Home Visit the Burke Museum from home with activities and resources for all ages.

Experience the Aquarium anywhere! | Seattle Aquarium 03/30/2020

Experience the Aquarium anywhere! | Seattle Aquarium

Experience the Aquarium anywhere! | Seattle Aquarium You can still be delighted by the animals in our care, be mesmerized by our exhibits, learn about the marine environment, and take action to preserve Puget Sound and Earth’s one ocean—all while we’re temporarily closed to the public to curb the spread of COVID-19 through the community.


Good morning! Just a reminder that child care is considered essential and exempt from the governor’s order, so we will be open regular hours. Please stay home if your child or anyone in your family is sick, and don’t forget to wash your and your child’s hands with soap and water upon arrival at the center. Thanks to our phenomenal staff who has been working hard to keep things clean and sanitary for the heath of our community!

Guidelines while schools are closed - King County 03/16/2020

Guidelines while schools are closed - King County

Some guidelines from the Seattle & King County Department of Health for children getting together outside of school during this time of social distancing.

Guidelines while schools are closed - King County Outdoor gatherings are less risky than indoors ones since COVID-19 spreads more easily when people are close together in confined spaces. Plus, it’s important for kids to get active outside time every day. Research shows that daily time for kids outdoors also boosts the health and wellbeing of the...

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus | Parenting Tips & Advice | PBS KIDS for Parents 03/13/2020

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus | Parenting Tips & Advice | PBS KIDS for Parents

Awesome resources from PBS on talking to kids about coronavirus.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus | Parenting Tips & Advice | PBS KIDS for Parents With coronavirus being a concern for grown ups, kids might also be worrying. Here's how to talk about COVID-19 with your young children, plus ways to practice healthy habits all year round.


ANNOUNCEMENT: All Cosmopolitan Kids Children's Academy locations are currently planning to remain open. If that status changes due to Health Department or CDC recommendation or if the property management closes the building, we will post on our pages and the website in addition to emailing families. We are operating on a day-to-day basis and will keep everyone updated as we receive information. Our goal is to maintain regular operating hours for as long as it is safe to do so.


FYI: We will be suspending walks, field trips, and library visits indefinitely as we monitor the evolving situation. Thanks for understanding as we strive to keep our children and staff safe and healthy!


Information for families!

Handwashing: A Family Activity | Handwashing | CDC 03/02/2020

Handwashing: A Family Activity | Handwashing | CDC

Handwashing is so important! Please help us by reinforcing proper handwashing techniques with your child at home, and by washing your and your children's hands upon arrival at the center.

Handwashing: A Family Activity | Handwashing | CDC Education and information about hand washing and nail hygiene, along with its relation to hygiene and healthy water, including drinking water, swimming / recreational water, recreational water illnesses, diseases related to water, global water, safe water for sanitation and hygiene, other uses of wa...

Seattle Police Dept. on Twitter 01/23/2020

Seattle Police Dept. on Twitter

Shooting at 4th and Pine. Traffic is snarled and suspect is still at large. Getting to the center may be difficult. Be safe, everyone!

Seattle Police Dept. on Twitter “Officers investigating shooting near 4th and Pine. Multiple victims. The suspect has fled, and police are searching for him. Officers and medics are providing first aid to the injured. Additional information to come.”


Thursday, January 16th: the center will resume normal operations. Thank you for your patience during this weather event!

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1000 2nd Avenue Ste. 204
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 6pm
Tuesday 7am - 6pm
Wednesday 7am - 6pm
Thursday 7am - 6pm
Friday 7am - 6pm
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