What makes The Inc. different from other coworking spaces, drop-in care facilities or preschools in the area?

The Inc. combines an office space + care for young children all in one place. No more struggling to drive from home, school, and office 2x a day left feeling like you just can’t get anything accomplished. Get quality child care for when you need it without committing to a traditional preschool calendar year. Our pricing covers access to both Coworking + Playschool. 

Who can become a member of The Inc.? 

We welcome any parent or caregiver who needs quality, flexible childcare for children 5 and under into our space. Any parent who has a flexible schedule (entrepreneur, business owner, remote worker, freelancer, student or Household CEO) and needs focused time to work, study or complete a project while their child is engaged nearby is a perfect Inc. member! We are an inclusive community and do not discriminate against anyone based upon race, gender, religion, etc. Book a tour today!

How does the Playschool work?

The Inc.currently operates Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM. 

Our preschool program follows a license-exempt preschool model. We provide care for 2.5 - 5 year olds in three or four hour booking slots for up to eight children.

Our toddler room follows a drop-in model that is used by gyms, churches and grocery stores across WA state. We provide care for early walker to 2.5 year-olds in two, three, and four hour booking slots for up to five children.

See more about the daily schedule here.

 

How soon can I get in and how do bookings work?

Bookings are made online up to three months in advance. If the room is fully booked, we offer parents a spot on our waitlist and notify them as soon as possible if a spot opens up.

Bookings can be canceled online up to 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged. Members are allowed one last-minute cancellation pass for every membership quarter where there will be no charge.

Please note that when first becoming a member, rooms may be full for the first couple of weeks. We advise getting on the waitlist and making any additional bookings beyond that window that you think you may use.

 

How do I pay for my membership and Playschool bookings?

All payment and bookings can be done online once becoming a member.Memberships auto-renew every three months and can be canceled 7 days in advance to avoid being charged for the next quarter. 

Playschool punch cards are available at a discounted rate and are valid for 2 months from the date of purchase. See more pricing info here.

 

Does my child have to be potty-trained?

No! We accept children who are not potty-trained however parents must remain onsite and will be notified to handle their child’s diaper/potty needs. Once a child is 2.5 years old and potty-trained, a parent can leave The Inc. for client meetings, errands, etc., but must return promptly for pickup.

 

Do I need to pack snacks/lunch for my child?  

Yes! The preschool room has snack and lunch breaks and the toddler room has snack time as well. Please note that we are NOT a nut-free zone as we share the Playschool rooms with St. Andrew’s Church. If your child has a food allergy, please let staff know and they will do their best to accommodate your child.

 

What is your sick policy?

We make every effort to keep illnesses at a minimum, so if you suspect your child is sick, please keep him/her at home. If your child becomes ill while at The Inc., we will ask that you take them home immediately. Your child needs to be 24 hours without taking medication for a fever, diarrhea or vomiting before returning to preschool.  

 

Can I leave The Inc. to go to client meetings or run errands?

Yes, so long as your child is 2.5 years old AND potty-trained.

 

Is there an area where I can take phone calls and video conferences?

Our secondary coworking room also acts as a private meeting room + phone call room that can be reserved online. If this room is already booked and you need to make a phone call, feel free to use the library nook or the break room as well.

 

Do you have parking?

We share a parking lot with St. Andrew’s Episcopal Park and there is usually ample parking available for members.

 

How do I connect with other Inc. members?

The Inc. has a private community board which members can access through their online account. The Inc. also has a FB group “The Inc.’s GSD Club” if members prefer connecting there. The Inc. Team does its best to create opportunities inside + outside the space for members to connect and build a sense of community. When members book online they can see upcoming events at The Inc. and will be notified of any special news/updates via the community board.

 

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