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Welcome to Trettin Early Learning Center - where every family is celebrated, embraced, and supported. We are a non-religious childcare center located in the heart of the U District in Seattle. We are an Early Achievers Level 3+ Facility, serving families in the community since 1969.

  • Hours: 7:30am – 5:30pm M-F

  • Five classrooms serving ages 12 months to age 6

  • Average teacher tenure of 8 years

  • Outdoor and indoor play spaces

  • Serves breakfast and two hearty snacks

  • Subsidy and scholarships available


We are a year round program and may have spaces open up at any time of the year. Apply now to enroll or be added to the waitlist.



4515 16th Ave NE

Seattle, WA 98105

Center Leadership

Experience matters at Trettin Early Learning Center, and we have a highly qualified, experienced leadership team that is focused on providing the best care and enrichment for children, staff, and families. With nearly 30 years of combined childcare experience, our leaders bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table.

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Erin Whitesell
Assistant Director
Becky Fuller
Executive Director
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