The 2020-2021 school year began with distance learning.


every child can succeed at school and we can help

We Think

in helping your child grow beyond the struggles that block their readiness to learn

We Believe

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

We Focus

in teaching children critical skills needed to succeed

We Believe


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. Pediatric clinical therapy services for students and private clients (ages 3 - 18), and
3. Support and training for parents and professionals. 
Our 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.  For information about our pediatric therapy services including Occupational Therapy, Speech/Language Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, please call 425.336.3260, X801, or see our services page.