Welcome to Causey's Learning Center!

We are a preschool learning center dedicated to young children's well-being, growth, and education.


Our staff and center provide an educational setting that supports and encourages learning—individual creativity, social skills, and self-initiated discovery. Our goal is to create a positive foundation for lifelong learning.

New Location Now Open!

Causey's Learning Center at MLK Jr. Day Home

Causey's Learning Center is excited to announce that we have grown! We are now open at our new location.





July 6, 2015: Causey's Learning Center selected for the Seattle Preschool Program

Today Mayor Ed Murray announced the providers and locations for the first classrooms of the new Seattle Preschool Program. Beginning in September, the program will serve about 230 students in neighborhoods across the city.


KIRO TV News Report




Causey's Learning Center will offer full-day, high-quality preschool for three- and four-year-olds, with classromms in the Central District and Beacon Hill.


“Seattle is teaming with quality educators to provide these children with a great start to classroom learning,” saidMayor Murray. “Quality early childhood education will have a lasting impact on these kids, leading to success in school and in life.”


“We have a strong group of high-quality preschool providers,” said Council President Tim Burgess. “This is a great start. Full day, affordable, high-quality preschool will become a reality for hundreds of Seattle families this September, then thousands more in the coming years. This is an investment to make certain Seattle children have a fair and strong start. It will change lives."


All Seattle Preschool Program classrooms will be staffed by well-qualified teachers with access to continuing professional development. The student to teacher ratio will be no more than 10 to 1. All providers are licensed by the State of Washington and rated three or higher by the State’s Early Achievers program.


Sites were selected based the preschool’s proximity to low-performing public schools, its track record serving diverse communities, and plans to actively engage families in their students’ success.



July 6, 2015: Executive Director Ruth Brown speaking at the signing ceremoney for House Bill 1491 The Early Start Act



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Our Programs




Step Ahead



6 weeks-13 months

The early years of a child’s life are very important for his or her health and development. Healthy development means that children of all abilities, including those with special health care needs, are able to grow up where their social, emotional and educational needs are met.


Your infant will feel right at home in our warm, loving "Busy Bee" classroom. We provide individual care and attention in a warm, cozy classroom, full of colorful and stimulating toys. Causey’s is aware of the early years of a child's life are very important for his or her health and development. Parents, health professionals, educators, and others work together as partners to help children grow up to reach their full potential.


14 months-2 1/2 years


Toddlers are moving around more, and are aware of themselves and their surroundings. Their desire to explore new objects and people also is increasing. During this stage, toddlers will show greater independence; begin to show defiant behavior; recognize themselves in pictures or a mirror; and imitate the behavior of others, especially adults and older children. Toddlers also should be able to recognize the names of familiar people and objects, form simple phrases and sentences, and follow simple instructions and directions. 


Your Toddler's day will be full of new and rewarding experiences. Our patient teachers understand that your toddler will learn through play, and grow with personal attention and love. They provide an environment that encourages them to explore the world around them, while learning how to master everyday skills from walking, to toilet training.


2 1/2 years-3 years old


As children grow into early childhood, their world will begin to open up. They will become more independent and begin to focus more on adults and children outside of the family. They will want to explore and ask about the things around them even more. Their interactions with family and those around them will help to shape their personality and their own ways of thinking and moving. During this stage, children should be able to ride a tricycle, use safety scissors, notice a difference between girls and boys, help to dress and undress themselves, play with other children, recall part of a story, and sing a song.


Our Pre-School program is a theme-based program in which children learn through activities based on a variety of age-appropriate topics. All activities follow an anti-bias curriculum. The teachers move through-out the Interest Centers in the classroom asking thought provoking questions and encouraging the children to try new things. Although encouragement and help are offered, each child is free to choose how they will participate.

Pre-Kindergarten - City of Seattle Step Ahead Program

3 years old to 5 years old


Causey’s has several curriculum programs that provide developmentally and age-appropriate activities and materials, developing essential school readiness skills through exploration, investigation, and, of course, fun! While it is extremely important to understand that all children develop at their own rate, your child will receive pre-reading and writing activities along with activities corresponding to all the areas covered in our Pre-School program. Children are given a Pre and Post assessments using DIAL-3.  The DIAL-3 provides a positive, nonthreatening environment essential to effective early screening. Children complete fun, age appropriate tasks using bright, appealing, child—friendly experiences.


Kindergarten-6th Grade


Middle childhood brings many changes in a child’s life. By this time, children can dress themselves, catch a ball more easily using only their hands, and tie their shoes. Having independence from family becomes more important now. Events such as starting school bring children this age into regular contact with the larger world. Friendships become more and more important. Physical, social, and mental skills develop quickly at this time. This is a critical time for children to develop confidence in all areas of life, through friends, schoolwork, and sports.


Our School-Age program is geared to the needs of the older, more independent child. We offer a slightly structured environment that includes age-appropriate activities; games, arts and craft projects, toys and field trips. We promote creative expression and individuality in a caring atmosphere. We also emphasize personal responsibility for words and actions at this age as well as respect for self, family, teachers and environment. It is a wonderful opportunity for the children to explore new ideas creatively and safely.

Causey's Learning Center is participating in Early Achievers, Washington’s quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) administered by the Department of Early Learning. As an Early Achievers participant, we are demonstrating our commitment to offering high- quality child care and promoting school readiness.


Learn more about our participation in Washington Early Achievers.

Mission Statement

To provide community-based, high quality learning center that offers excellent childcare, as well as enriching preschool experiences that build a solid foundation for lifelong learning.


Causey's Learning Center strives to:

  • Provide a nurturing, stimulating, and safe environment.
  • Personalize the care given to each child to the maximum extent possible.
  • Enhance children’s natural curiosity and love of learning.
  • Teach basic reading, writing and communication skills needed to create lifelong learners.
  • Create a close connection to parents and the community.
  • Foster appreciation of cultural differences and cultural contributions to our society.
  • Build self esteem, through awarenesss of self and respect for others.
  • Demonstrate the importance of civic values and ethics including honesty and responsibility, even at an early age.

Learn more about us

Useful Information & Forms

Important facts about the daily interplay between you, your child, and Causey's Learning Center.  Get forms you need to begin the enrollment process.

Non-DIscrimination Statement


Causey’s Learning Center welcomes all families to its childcare and educational program. We believe firmly in equal opportunity for all.


We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, age, ability, nationality, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran status.


We do not discriminate in any way within the administration of our educational programs, services, activities, or employment practices.


House Not Made With Hands


The story of Jeannette Causey, founder of Causey's Learning Center.


Told in vivid colorful language by her daughter, Mona Marie Causey, this memoir details the life of Jeannette Lee Causey from her birth in New Orleans to her years as a mother of six daughters and a pastor's wife in Seattle. It is an inspirational book in which she shares both the struggles and triumphs of over eighty years of living.



Now available on Amazon.com

ISBN-13: 9781460918838