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Coronavirus COVID-19

At the WSU Children’s Center we are doing our part to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  The Center suspended child care services Wednesday March 18 with a planned reopening April 27.  With the extension of the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, we have extended our suspension of direct services until further notice.  As new information becomes available,we will communicate with enrolled families directly and post updates here.

Update:  As of May 18 2020, the Children’s Center is in planning  mode for resuming childcare services, but does not yet have a date to do so.  We are reviewing emerging guidance regarding best practice for childcare in our current COVID19 situation.  We will establish protocols to decrease the risk of exposure that is inherent in group care and will communicate these new protocols directly to enrolled families as they are finalized.  The reopening date will be set in consultation with WSU administration and following guidance from national, state and local health care officials.  Thank you for your patience as we work to ensure the maximum level of health and safety for families and staff.

We continue to take applications for enrollment; enrollment capacity may need to temporarily decrease to follow COVID guidance from health officials.  See Waitlist FAQ page for enrollment information

See Original Letter to Families Explaining COVID Suspension of Service

About WSU Children’s Center

We value children and we believe:

  • In commitment to children as our primary focus.
  • That the curiosity, talents, skills, interests, and diversity of the children contributes significantly to our program.
  • It is the right of children to be actively included in the learning process to make their daily experiences more meaningful.
  • Preparing children for school success is a critical component of life-long learning.


We value a strong start and we believe:

  • Children are natural learners and their world is a learning environment.
  • The love of learning begins in the earliest years.
  • Through the implementation of a high-quality curriculum, we can provide enrichment opportunities that are individualized to meet the needs of diverse interests and learning abilities.
  • Strong relationships among staff, parents, and children are critical to the success of our program.


We value our employees and we believe:

  • In recognizing the value and expertise of our employees, fostering mutual respect, and supporting the rights of each other.
  • In honesty, integrity, and open communication to enhance the well-being of all individuals involved in our program.
  • In a shared responsibility of all employees to take an active role in professional development so that we may continue to achieve excellence in our program.
  • In a supportive work environment to help employees meet the challenges of successfully balancing work and life commitments.


We value cultural diversity and we believe:

  • Culture defines each of us and creates a lens through which we view the rest of the world.
  • By creating a sense of belonging for all who participate in our program, we can foster respect and appreciation for others.
  • Understanding the strength of our roots and supporting a proactive approach to living in a diverse society creates connections that can enhance and empower all of us.


We value families and we believe:

  • Families are the primary influence in the lives of children and children identify very closely with their families.
  • Families are our partners and their goals and desires for their children are important components to be incorporated into our programs.
  • Working with the strengths of our families provides for many collaborative opportunities for family involvement.

WSUCC Promotes Community-based Relationships Through Active Family Involvement