Child care & parenting
The four on-campus University of Washington Children’s Centers provide child care to faculty, staff, and students.
The University of Washington Children’s Center at Harborview provides priority child care to medical center faculty and staff. It offers year-round care to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
In collaboration with the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, UW Tacoma is offering The Muse: A Children’s Center which offers high quality, licensed child care that emphasizes a child-centered approach to early learning.
UW faculty, staff, and students are eligible for enrollment priority at designated Bright Horizons and KinderCare centers on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment priority does not guarantee placement, but it will move you up their waitlist as a UW priority.
Backup care is available at locations throughout Puget Sound and nationwide. Sick child care is available in your home 24 hours a day, seven days a week, whenever you need to attend to academic or work responsibilities.
If you’re looking for a school, camp, or other program for your child to attend, UW provides unique opportunities for children of all ages and interests.
UW provides many private, secure, and clean lactation stations. You’ll find them in buildings across campus and at medical centers and other UW offices.
This page collects helpful resources for parents including medical and dental care clinics as well as other programs that help you and your family flourish.
Hear how the UW Children’s Centers (UWCC) and other WorkLife programs have helped UW parents balance their lives at work, school, and home.