Together we can help your child reach their full potential

In partnership with parents and caregivers, we celebrate where each child is today and work toward who they can become.

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Early Intervention

We offer early intervention services for children ages birth to three. 

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A Comprehensive Nonprofit Pediatric Therapy Program

We provide a vast array of essential services and products for children with special needs.

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Luke's Story


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We maximize the potential of children with special needs.

What started as a tiny therapy program in 1979 has grown into the largest and most comprehensive independent nonprofit pediatric therapy program in the state.

We provide unsurpassed services for thousands of children with developmental delays and disabilities each year. We begin by celebrating where each child is today. Then, together with families, we work toward who that child can become.

Serving nearly 3,200 children every year, we are recognized by parents and pediatricians for our quality of care, our convenient locations, and the partnerships we develop with the families we are fortunate to serve.


• Every child is amazing in their own way. We look past limitations and see potential.

• Parents are the child’s first and most important teacher.

• Therapy looks a lot like play ... and play is the job of a child.

• Achievement of any milestone, big or small, is worthy of celebration.

• Quality services provided by skilled and compassionate staff result in positive outcomes for children and families.

“I don’t think there’s a more precious gift anyone could possibly have given me. You helped Connor become the best version of himself - to live as happily and as independently as he possibly can. And you have given me and hundreds of other parents like me the ability to do something for my child.”

Parents are involved every step of the way...every day.

Parents are partners in their child's therapy. We teach them how to include therapeutic strategies into their child’s daily routine.

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Quality care, convenient locations.

We have one of the most experienced and highly trained pediatric therapy staffs in the country. Our locations in Kent, Burien and Tacoma are convenient and accessible.

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An array of services to benefit a child's many needs.

Our comprehensive programs include early intervention, physical/occupational/speech and language therapy, feeding therapy, fitness centers, aquatic therapy and more.

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Our Guiding Values



We hire exceptional people.

We maintain a positive attitude and positively influence those around us.

We are intrinsically motivated to take initiative and improve our performance.

We are self-managers who are empowered to take responsibility for our own success and happiness.


We make a difference.

We are compassionate, helpful and respectful.

We enthusiastically provide the best products and comprehensive services possible.

We go to extraordinary lengths to improve the lives of the children and families who are referred to us.


Our culture is cooperative.

We maintain an environment that is informal, friendly and fun.

We acknowledge what we don't yet know and collaborate to problem-solve and learn.

We welcome healthy debate, but once a decision is made, we all support the consensus.


Our culture is participatory.

We communicate openly, honestly and directly.

We are all responsible for our mission, the stewardship of resources, and the success of our organization.

We practice participatory management by encouraging questions and suggestions from all staff on any topic.


Our culture is empowering.

We identify and utilize the strengths of each staff member to help ensure job satisfaction and success.

We eliminate the need for bureaucracy and hierarchy by holding ourselves and each other accountable.

We provide staff with the greatest degree of flexibility possible because we value a healthy work/life balance.


We are Children's Therapy Center!

We challenge the status quo by being entrepreneurial and innovative.

We adapt our strategies when necessary to increase effectiveness and achieve our goals.

We strive for excellence, realizing there is always room for improvement in everything we do.


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Family Resources Coordinators

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Annual Giving Luncheon Raises Over $77,000!

Money raised will help CTC deliver more services to more children in need.

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Search Begins for CTC's Next CEO

Our search for the next CEO of Children's Therapy Center is underway!

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After 17 rewarding years, CEO Jon Botten moves on.

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