Child Care Options

Central Kitsap School District offers child care for ages 6 weeks to 3 years; preschool for children ages 3-5; and before- and after-school child care for students in grades K-5. Most of our elementary schools offer before- and after-school child care at their school sites. (We do not offer before- and after-school care at John D. "Bud" Hawk Elementary at Jackson Park. )

We currently contract with Pierce & Kitsap County YMCA, Martha & Mary KIDS, and the Knowledge Learning Corporation's Champions Program to provide these services.

Birth to Three

Champions Program

206-304-3205
Child care for ages 6 weeks to 3 years provided on-site at the following school:

 Cottonwood Elementary School (care offered 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F)

Preschool Child Care (3-5)

Champions Program

206-304-3205
Preschool child care (ages 3-5) provided on-site at the following schools:

  • Emerald Heights Elementary School (care offered 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. , M-F)
  • Silver Ridge Elementary School (care offered 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. , M-F)

Before- and After-School Child Care

Champions Program

206-304-3205
Before- and after-school child care provided on-site at the following schools:

  • Brownsville Elementary School
  • Clear Creek Elementary School
  • Emerald Heights Elementary School
  • Esquire Hills Elementary School
  • Silver Ridge Elementary School
  • Woodlands Elementary School

Before-school hours begin at 6 a.m. After-school care is available until 6 p.m. Additional care is available for non-school days, early release days, school break weeks and summer.

Martha and Mary KIDS

360-394-4089
Before- and after-school child care provided on-site at the following school:

  • Cougar Valley Elementary School

Before-school hours begin at 6 a.m. After-school care is available until 6 p.m. Additional care is available for non-school days, early release days, school break weeks and summer.

YMCA Before and After School Program

360-813-1813
YMCA Before and After School programs focus on safety, health, social growth, and academic enrichment for children ages 5–12. The YMCA provides on-site, licensed before and after school care for families from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following schools:

  • Cottonwood Elementary School
  • Green Mountain Elementary School
  • PineCrest Elementary School
  • Silverdale Elementary School

For information about rates and to learn more, visit ymcapkc.org/childcare or visit your school office. 

Financial Assistance, fee subsidy for qualifying military families, DSHS, and other Third Party Provider assistance is available.

Child Care Aware of Washington

For more help in finding child care programs outside our schools to meet your family’s needs, please visit Child Care Aware of Washington.