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Coronavirus COVID-19–Update

WSU Children’s Center completed their reopening plan in late May and began vetting the plan with various university entities. On July 9, the President’s Cabinet approved the plan for reopening.

The Center is resuming child care for summer enrolled families starting July 16, 2020.  All these summer enrolled families have been contacted.  Families who had previously registered to begin or continue enrollment at the beginning of fall semester will be contacted during the week of July 20 to update plans/confirm start dates.

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.

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