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About the Hourly Child Care Center

The Hourly Childcare Center is a state-licensed facility that provides hourly care to WSU students' children while they attend classes or partake in academic events. Students must apply and have set schedules for attendance.

Backup Care is offered for students, and faculty/ staff, when their primary care provider is unavailable (if the center has space that day). Call the center to see if they are available when needed. 

Age Limit

  • Children ages two through nine may attend
  • Must be two years old at the time of enrollment and be potty-trained


  • The cost is $3.50 per hour
  • There is a one-time, non-refundable $15 application fee
  • A $42 deposit required before starting the first day (applied to childcare hours)

Hours (Summer / Fall / Spring)

  • Monday - Friday: 6:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • * Fall & Spring Evening Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 6:45 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Center is open over finals, but closed over breaks and holidays

Drop Off / Pick Up

  • Must sign child in with a number where you can be reached including the building and room numbers you will be in
  • Campus Leave Request
  • Must sign child back out
  • Must pick child up by closing

Child Care Center Safety 

Your child's safety is our number one priority. 

  • Evacuation Plan
  • We are a state-licensed facility and receive safety and health inspections like any other state-licensed childcare facility

Child Care Center Staff

  • All staff receive:
    • Background checks
    • CPR/First aid
    • Ongoing childcare training
  • One caregiver per four children
  • Childcare Staff

Steps to Apply for the Hourly Child Care Center

  1.  Complete Hourly Childcare Center application (also available in the Nontrad Center, SU 322. Space is limited and the application does not guarantee a seat).
    • Parents must apply each semester, including returning parents.
  2.   Pay a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $15. 
  3.  Turn in application, $15 receipt, and a current class schedule to the Hourly Childcare Supervisor.
  4.  Complete Childcare Packet (once accepted you will be notified to come in and complete the packet of information, immunization records, emergency contact, etc.)
  5.  Pay a one-time, non-refundable deposit of $42. Must be paid by the first day of attendance and is applied to the first 12 hours. 
  6.  Attend Childcare Orientation (scheduled by Childcare Supervisor).
  7.  Pay fees on a weekly basis.

ProCare System

MUST READ: The ProCare System is for parents who are using the Hourly Childcare Center. If you have not applied, you will need to complete the application in order to be accepted into the Hourly Childcare Center After acceptance, you will be notified and informed to come into the ProCare system to enter you and your child's information. There is also an additional packet of information that will need to be completed before the first day of attendance.

ProCare: Existing Parents  ProCare: New Family


Nontrad Student Center: 801-626-7794