About Us and Our Philosophy

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We provide a safe, loving, convenient, and academic early child care center for your child to thrive in. Our organization is dedicated to providing high-quality child care and educational services to the West Seattle, Alki Beach, Delridge, and Beacon Hill communities.

Call (206)510–4330 to visit or talk to us further about the types of goals we have for children at our child care center. We look forward to sharing this with you!

Open Door Policy

At the Alki Beach Academy we encourage parents to visit their children and get to know the curriculum. We want to partner with you to provide your child with the very best coordination between their education with us and their home life. We strive for open communication between you and your child’s instructor and hope parents will feel welcome and relaxed at the Alki Beach Academy. The relationships we build with each child’s family will provide support and encourage your child’s unique potential.

Education at the Alki Beach Academy

Whether we are learning as groups or individually, every child is exposed to a richly diverse environment that includes activity, academic development, and exploration. While we are eating together, exploring nature on a walk—or learning our daily numbers, letters, and colors—we will provide your child with the tools they need to learn and grow. Through every stage of childhood learning we open the door to their exciting world of independence, achievement, and fascination. We encourage creativity and joy through art and music among other activities.

Celebrating Diversity

Seattle is a city full of rich cultures and thriving communities from around the world. We have the opportunity to explore the benefits of this diversity right here in our school. We seek to educate children in a way that values the individual while accepting and respecting the differences between families and cultures. In the nurturing and supportive environment at Alki Beach Academy, we encourage self-esteem through positive guidance and non-discrimination. We do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, genetic information, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.


Our Vision for The Alki Beach Academy

It has been a Dream of ours to provide an academy for the West Seattle, Alki Beach, Delridge, Beacon Hill Communities.

Our goal is to provide an academy where children (ages 6 weeks – 6 years) can be nurtured and cared for with equal opportunities to learn, play, and grow—in a loving and academic setting. It will be a gift to observe children learning and gaining acceptance from one another.

—James & Julieann Donohue, owner/founders of the Alki Beach Academy

Ages 5 Weeks to 6 years old.

Giving all children an opportunity to grow!