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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.

Power of Play–Refreshing our Outdoor Learning Environment

The Children’s Center is setting out on a journey to refresh our outdoor spaces. This multi-phased project will include repair and replacement of current structures and add new life to our already lovely and spacious playground space.

Join us in creating space for play!

We hope you’ll play along with us as we vision and create engaging outdoor learning environments for children.  Visit this space to stay up to date on what is happening.  As the phases roll out we’ll keep you informed of ways you can be involved.

The First Project

We are excited to announce our first project:  A collaboration with students from Architectural Design IV taught by Professor Mona Ghandi. These students will design and construct inflatable play structures for use by our children.  Don’t be limited by your notions of “bouncy castles”–these students are thinking very creatively.  Visit often to see the progression of their planning and work.

How can you help?

We have received some funding from a former grandparent which has allowed us to get started with this project, but we are looking for donations to support the full implementation of this first phase (ARCH 303’s inflatable structures). Please consider making a donation, nothing is too small to help us with work.

Next Steps

Stay tuned for additional ways to give. Early in the month of March, we will be auctioning off children’s art work. The highest bidder will receive a one-of-a-kind hand made canvas by the incredible artists enrolled at the WSU Children’s Center. Once a highest bidder is identified, that person will be asked to make a donation in the amount of the bid.