Human Resources

Child care & parenting

Child care at UW

The four on-campus University of Washington Children’s Centers provide child care to faculty, staff, and students.

Child care at Harborview

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.

Child care at UW Tacoma

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.

Off-site child care

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 and sick-child care

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.

Schools, camps and programs

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.

Lactation stations

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.

Additional parenting resources

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.