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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

Evening Care

Evening Care Overview

The WSU Children’s Center Evening Care program offers a safe and welcoming environment with a flexible schedule for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool and School Age (to 5th grade). Children’s activities include art, music, science, cooking and choice centers for play and learning. Outdoor play areas and large motor activity areas provide for children to exercise and engage in play with peers. Dinner and snack are provided each night and are based on the USDA meal standards. Children participate in age grouped classrooms and engage in developmentally appropriate activities. The school age program also offers homework support for children. If you have any questions, please call us at 509-335-8847.

Evening Care Fees

Non Graduates/Staff/Faculty: $18 per night, per child

Graduate & Professional Students: Annual Registration fee of $50 per family (GPSA will then pay for nightly child care fees after registration fee has been paid)


Monday-Thursday 5:30-9:30pm. Evening Care is closed when WSU Classes are not in session, during finals week and all university holidays.

Evening Care will begin on Wednesday, September 4th for the Fall 2019 Semester.


To complete or update enrollment information please visit the Children’s Center during regular business hours. Or email the Evening Care Supervisor, Emily Kessler at

New Evening Care Families:

  • A completed enrollment packet must be submitted prior to registration. Immunization records are required for enrollment, and must be updated on an ongoing basis.
  • Once your child’s information has been uploaded to our system, you will receive an email with an access code to sign up for evening care each night. Registration is available 1 week in advance, sign ups are posted by day at the bottom of this page.

Returning Families:

If you have previously attended Evening Care with WSUCC, contact the Evening Care Supervisor, Emily Kessler at to update which children will be using Evening Care and update required paperwork.

  • After your paperwork has been updated, and the Annual Registration fee of $50 has been paid on your account (if you are a graduate student).
  • You will receive an email with an access code to sign up for evening care each night. Registration is available 1 week in advance, sign ups are posted by day at the bottom of this page.

All Families:

After you have completed/updated all required enrollment paperwork, paid the annual registration fee (for graduate students).

  • Click the link for each night you would like to sign up and enter your access code.
  •  Register by 2:00PM on day of services requested. Register for multiple days up to 1 week in advance.
  • Online registration will not be available after 2:00 pm and drop-off services are not available.
  • Evening Care openings are limited to space available and are on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are unable to register, please contact the Evening Care Supervisor at the center to be placed on the wait list. You will be notified after 2:30pm if there is space for your child(ren).

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of nightly registration is required if your child(ren) are not able to attend. You can cancel by phone 509-335-8847 or website (by 2:00PM). A fee of $18.00 per child, per night will be charged if cancellation is not made before 5:00PM.