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Frequently Asked Questions


How old does my child have to be to enroll in RIFC?
Children must be three or four before September 1st to enroll in one of our preschool classrooms. 

How soon should I submit an application?
Applications for our full day program for the next school year are due on February 15th and on or before October 31st for our part-day preschool program. However we continue to accept applications beyond that date until classrooms are filled. Once classrooms are filled, children can be put on our waiting list. While a child’s position on our waiting list is one factor we consider when making enrollment decisions, we also strive to create a balanced classroom in terms of gender, age range, and diversity.


What are some resources to help cover additional tuition costs?

There are a couple of resources that aid in covering some tuition costs that work alongside RIFC. The Child Care Subsidy Program offered through Washington's Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) offered through the City of Seattle. These applications need to be turned in along with our Seattle Preschool Programs-Pathways Application.


Can I visit RIFC?
We offer program tours each month. If you are interested in attending a tour, please contact us at 206-767-6896.


What are the classroom hours and days?

​Our Half-Day program is open Mondays -Thursday, AM session is 8:30-11:30. PM session is 12:30-3:30.

Our Full-Day program is open Monday-Friday from 7:30am - 5:30pm.


What are the qualifications of RIFC teachers?
Our six teachers have over 50 years of combined experience. Most of our teachers have AA and BA degrees and some have MA degrees. All of our faculty receive ongoing training through on-site coaching, monthly in-service training, workshops, and conferences.

Are you open in the summer?
Our Full-Day program is open for the summer and we have a Summer Camp available Monday thru Thursday's From late June until August. Click here to learn about our Summer Camp.

Our Part-Day  program runs from September to June.  

What are your closure days?
We are closed for all major holidays and for the two weeks between Christmas and New Year’s. Our Part-Day program has the two weeks between Christmas and New Year's off while our Full-Day only has a week off.

Do children have to be potty trained?
For our Part-Day program, children are required to be potty trained.

For our Full-Day program, children do not need to be potty trained.


Are there any formal conferences held between teachers and parents?

​Yes, we hold parent-teacher conferences three times a year where we have scheduled meet ups with parents to create a learning plan for their child and see how they progress throughout the year.