Thurston County - Children, Youth and Teens


After School, Summer and Holiday Programs

Lacey Parks and Recreation



Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation



Thurston County & Recreation



Tumwater Parks & Recreation



Big Brothers/Big Sisters

(children matched with adult vol.)   

1802 Black Lake Blvd SW #102

Olympia, WA 98512


Boys and Girls of Thurston County

360-956-0755 - Main

360-570-8888 - Tumwater

360-438-6811 - Lacey

360-273-9175 - Rochester


Child Care Counsel Resource and Referral Line 

PO Box 446

Olympia, WA 98507



Parent Consultation of choosing quality childcare and referrals to licensed centers and homes in Thurston,

Mason and Lewis counties. Training for childcare providers.


Child Protective Services

(investigates abuse-24 hrs)

360-725-6700, 888-822-3541


Children & Parents First

(Parenting skills/child care) BHR

 3857 Martin Way E

Olympia, WA 98506


(800) 825-4820


Child Care Action Counsel

PO Box 446 

Olympia, WA 98507


(800) 845-0956


Parent consultation on choosing quality childcare and referrals to licensed centers and homes in Thurston, Mason and Lewis counties. Training for childcare providers.


Children's Mental Health Program

(Lacey) BHR Switch board



Community Action Council WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Program 

3741 Griffin lane #7

Olympia, WA 98501



420 Golf Club Road SE

Lacey, WA 98503



Community Youth Services

(Crisis intervention, A/D info classes) Switchboard 

711 State Ave NE

Olympia, WA



321 Pear St. NE

Olympia, WA



Covenant House Nineline

(crisis line for runaways and their families)



Family Reconciliation Serv. DSHS

(assist families in conflict) Switchboard  



Head Start/ECEAP


Quality early childhood education for 3-5 year old children from low-income families.  

Parent involvement, nutrition, and health services. Some full day services available.

Sites located in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Rainier, Rochester, and Yelm. 


Keystone Crisis Nursery 


Families experiencing a crisis that makes it difficult for them to care for young children can request short-term

childcare and assistance in accessing other resources to resolve their crisis


Lacey Child Care/Family Services Center


Quality, developmentally appropriate curriculum-based childcare, ages 18 months

to 6 years. Heat Start/ECEAP, USDA food program and DSHS subsidy only. Interpreter services

are available. 


L.I.F.E. Early Learning Center (Life Development Resource Center)


L.I.F.E. provides quality day care services for children ages 12 months to 6 years of age. Services include before

and after school programs, bull day care, early hours, and part time care.


National Runaway Switchboard (24 hrs)



Nisqually Head Start

360-456-5221 Ext. 1120


Olympia Child Care Center

(sliding scale fee, ages 1 mo - 5 years)

201 Capitol Way N

Olympia, WA 98501


Provides quality, developmentally appropriate curriculum-based infant and childcare, ages 1 month

to 5 years. Head Start/ECEAP, USDA food program.


Olympia Parks, Arts, and Recreation

222 Columbia St NW

Olympia, WA 98501



Middle School After School Programs

Programs run after school from 2:30-5:30pm at Reeves, Marshall, Jefferson, and Washington Middle Schools.

Free program for middle school students that includes games, sports, creafts, field trips and snacks.


South Sound YMCA 

1530 Yelm Hwy SE 

Olympia, WA 98501


High-quality, dynamic curriculum, childcare for elementary age children before and/or after school, on conference

and in-service days, and during summer and holiday breaks. DSHS approved. Financial aid is available.


Thurston County Public Health & Social Services

412 Lilly Rd NE 

Olympia, WA 98506

360-786-5581 ext. 16984

Goal is to improve and sustain the health and safety of Thurston County chldren in childcare. Promotes health and injury

and safety of Thurston COunty children in childcare. Promotes health and injry prevention for their families and communities.

Interpreter services are available.


Workings Connections


Workings Connections provides subsidized childcare for people with low income and who are currently employed.  


Youth Help Line of South Sound (CCRN)




(recreation before & after school) 

Olympia 360-357-6609/

Briggs 360-753-6576