We know the value of PLAY (and how it relates to LEARNING)!


every child can succeed at school and we can help

We Think

we know kids do well if they can (not if they want to)


on helping students move from feeling despair to feeling hopeful and skilled

We Focus

on teaching children critical skills needed to succeed

We Focus


Welcome to CHILD

Winter 2014 marked a historic event, CHILD moved to its permanent location in Renton.  For the first time in our history, and after 21 years renting on Mercer Island, we finally have a home to call our own.
CHILD is a three-component 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides:
1. Therapeutic day-school services
2. School-based therapy services for students, and
3. Support and training for parents and professionals. 
Our therapeutic day-school program works very well for children who are unable to attend public school due to a variety of learning challenges and for students missing skills needed to cope with the performance demands of a school day. Students are placed in partnership with school districts throughout Puget Sound. Our students are a different kind of gifted and we nurture those gifts every day.
In addition to academics, CHILD focuses on teaching children self-regulation, coping skills, resilience and relationship-building to help create the possibility of students returning to their home school district within one to three years.  

CHILD admits students of any race, color, national/ethnic origin, religion, gender identity, and socioeconomic class to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.

For more information about admissions, please call 425.336.3260.