Spring Street Center
Welcome to Spring Street! The original KidsCentre campus is located between Post Alley and 1st Ave on Spring Street. The Centre was purchased by Mick and Drindy Grier in 1986, when they wanted quality care for their children while they worked at their law firm.
This center has six separate classrooms, a kitchen, child-sized bathrooms as well as ones for adults, storage and disaster kits in every classroom.
The Spring Street center is a tenant of the Alexis Hotel, in the Arlington Building, which has been upgraded to meet current earthquake codes. The building is reinforced with earthquake 'buttons' to strengthen each floor, and the mortar was fully upgraded. The Alexis Hotel employs security staff throughout the day to monitor the entire building. Additionally, our neighborhood is included in the Downtown Seattle/ First Avenue Association Business Improvement Area and Metropolitan Improvement District, from whose security staff we can draw from at any time.
Spring Street Center now hosts a nursing room! A cozy, private space to nurse your little one or pump before you go.
Spring Street uses HiMama!
HiMama is such a fantastic tool which has made communication between teachers and parents so much simpler, faster, and more fun! HiMama’s digital childcare daily reports solution was designed by educators to be so much quicker than the paper documentation method, leading to way more time with the kids! With HiMama, parents are supplied with relevant information specific to their child’s growth. Parents can easily access HiMama via smartphone or desktop computer making connections with their child’s teacher even easier.
Spring Street loves giving back!
KidsCentre loves to give back to charities and invest in the community, so we regularly donate to two charities through the year.
Every November, in the generous spirit of Thanksgiving, we participate in the YWCA's annual canned food drive. In 2016, we gave over 377 pounds of food to those in need! To bring out our competitive spirits, the class that donated the most got a movie party.
Every December, we put an Angel Tree up in the lobby, with wishes from local foster children who would otherwise receive no gifts. All 50 tags were taken, thanks to our generous families here at KidsCentre!