Central Branch closed on March 12th due to the pandemic. We have been having virtual circle times, music times and sending videos to kids and families since the closure. As we anticipated with this length of a closure, we have had to make the difficult decision to lay off all our teachers and staff as of May 1, 2020. We will all qualify for unemployment and supplemental support, and we will, of course, support everyone’s application process and make sure we are all taken care of. Our reserve funds will continue to pay the rent and maintain our space, which is so central to our identity and our values. We believe these are the best steps we can take to support our teachers’ immediate needs and our ability to return in the Fall. If the situation with COVID-19 changes for the better, our plans may change too. We will keep you updated about any changes. We love you all. Central Branch will weather this. We plan on being around for another 51 years!

Central Branch is a preschool with classes for children from 2 to 5 years, located at 3605 South Mount Baker Blvd.

Our mission is to provide a play-based preschool experience that encourages children to develop meaningful and deep relationships with self and others, within a community where children of all races, ethnicities and economic levels learn together and where families of color thrive.

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