We are Families.

We are Educators.

We are Partners.

We are Community.


The Hutch Kids early learning program focuses on the individuality and uniqueness of each child. The curriculum encourages self-confidence, spontaneity, curiosity, and self-discipline, which assist in the development of the child’s social and emotional growth and well-being. Activities are planned to promote growth and development in all domains: cognitive, physical, social and emotional. Routines and expectations are established to create a climate of confidence for the child’s present and future efforts. The child is seen in the context of their family, their community, and their culture in order to foster their sense of dignity and self-worth.

We Value...

Our Educators: who endlessly cultivate inclusive environments and meaningful relationships with children and families through intentional integration of child-led play, research-based developmentally appropriate practices and anti-bias/anti-racist curriculum.

Our Students: will begin to consistently exhibit an appreciation of difference, a love of learning, an emerging sense of creative agency, and a passion for social justice.

Our Families: who model integrity, respect, and intercultural responsiveness with children, faculty, one another, and our broadening community.


Hutch Kids aspires to be a child-centered community of learners where children, their families and educators work in concert with one another. This partnership creates a trusting, nurturing and reciprocally supportive environment where joy, play and learning are celebrated. We strive to create a climate of confidence for a child to experience a sense of dignity, self-worth for themselves and their family, and to feel successful in their learning and development.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide research- and relationship-based early childhood care and education in support of our non-profit partners on or near their sites of operation in the Lake Union area.


Hutch Kids is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and participates in the Early Achievers quality rating program of the state of Washington.


Hutch Kids, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization was established in 1990 to provide quality on-site early learning and care for the children of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center employees. As a partner organization, we welcome children whose parents work for the Fred Hutch Cancer Center, University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital employees who work on the Fred Hutch campus and from the wider community.