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Child care at UW

The four on-campus University of Washington Children’s Centers (UWCC) provide child care to eligible faculty, staff, and students. The West Campus, Radford Court, Laurel Village, and Portage Bay locations each offer year-round care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Enrollment priority and tuition cost vary for each location, and you must put your name in the wait pool before enrolling.

Wait pool

All UW Children’s Centers are fully enrolled. As soon as possible, submit an application to add your name to the children’s center wait pool. There is a $25 wait pool fee, which covers all four centers.

Download UW Children’s Centers Waitlist Application (PDF).

If you have questions about your wait pool status for any of the four centers, send an email to uwcclist@uw.edu.

Enrollment priority, eligibility and cost

The centers serve all eligible parents in the University community.

Eligible students must be enrolled and attending at least part time (Undergrad/Graduate: 6 credits; professional students: 5 credits). Eligible faculty/staff must be at least 50% and in a Public Employee Benefit Board (PEBB) position or equivalent.

The children of faculty and staff, however, have enrollment priority at the West Campus center while students’ children are given priority at Radford Court and Laurel Village. Portage Bay provides equal priority to faculty, staff and students.  You may apply to be in the wait pool for all four locations.

For details regarding policies behind on-site child care center enrollment, see APS 51.1.

Tuition costs are shown in the tables below.

Current monthly tuition rates
Infant Toddler Preschool
Laurel Village and Radford Court
Priority 1
(students in family housing)
$1580 $1380 $1226
Priority 2
(students)
$1655 $1425 $1425
Priority 3
(faculty and staff)
$1930 $1715 $1470
West Campus
(faculty, staff, and students)
$1895 $1685 $1400
Portage Bay
(faculty, staff, and students)
$1930 $1715 $1470

Learn about UW children’s centers

The child care centers at West Campus, Radford Court, Laurel Village and Portage Bay are operated by Haggard Childcare Resources (HCR). Visit their website to learn more about Haggard Childcare Resource’s approach and to see photos, staff ratios, nutrition plans, and more details. You can also contact them directly to schedule a tour.

UWCC at West Campus

Licensed for 54 children.

University of Washington
Box 355650
3904 Cowlitz Road
Seattle, WA 98195-5650
206-548-9850
wccc1@uw.edu

UWCC at Radford Court

Licensed for 79 children.

6311 65th Ave NE
Suite 4300
Seattle, WA 98155
206-543-3737
spcc@uw.edu

UWCC at Laurel Village

Licensed for 61 children.

4200 Mary Gates Memorial Dr. NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-525-5122206-525-5122
Rmanzano@haggardchildcare.com

UWCC at Portage Bay

Licensed for 140 children.

3745 15th Ave. N.E.,
Seattle, WA 98105

206-685-8922