Child care benefits – all ages

Last updated: April 28, 2023

Backup care

For when your regular childcare arrangements won't work, backup care is available at locations throughout Puget Sound and nationwide. Sick childcare is available in your home 24 hours a day, seven days a week, whenever you need to attend to academic or work responsibilities.

Full-time center-based care (birth to 6 years)

Now’s the opportunity to join the incredible UWCC community. Open spots at multiple locations, including Portage Bay and Harborview Medical Center.

Before- and after-school care

Students and PEBB eligible UW employees are eligible for discounts at Right at School and Champions.

Free on-demand parenting support from Bright Horizons

Bright Horizons offers a variety of free online parenting videos, articles, podcasts and activities to do with your children—many of which are five-minutes or less.

In-home child care

Increase your peace of mind when hiring someone to work in your home by using trusted services to find care and conduct background checks for you.

Tutoring and at-home learning

Benefits-eligible employees and UW students have access to discounted academic supports and tutoring through Bright Horizons.

Summer camps

Resources and discounts that make planning children’s summer activities easier.

UW Youth Program Directory

Find out about the many great programs for children and youth offered by departments at the University of Washington by using this search tool.