Resources for Students Who Are Parents

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Resources for UW Bothell Parenting Students, Faculty and Staff with Children or Legal Guardianship of Youth

This page provides resources for UW Bothell parenting students, faculty and staff.

Financial Resources for UW Bothell Parenting Students

  • The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides assistance UW Bothell students in covering the costs of licensed childcare for their children (newborn – 12 years old) while enrolled in an eligible program of study.  This award is funded by Services & Activities fees. Parenting students can visit this web page for more information about the application process. The program is administered jointly by Financial Aid and the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program manager and requires quarterly reapplication for consideration. Parenting students are invited to make an appointment with the CCAMPIS program manager via Navigate or email questions about CCAP to uwparentingstudents@uw.edu.
  • Goodwin Connections (previously known as Seattle Milk Fund) is a childcare and family support program that helps college students financially with not just the cost of childcare but also the cost of other family expenses due to being a college student.

Looking for Child Care?

For UW parenting students, faculty and staff seeking assistance finding Child Care providers in Washington State, a good place to start your research is at https://childcare.org/ or by calling their organization at 1-800-446-1114.

The University of Washington launched childcare partnerships through two nationally accredited child care sites, KinderCare and Bright Horizons. These programs include priority access to services, Back-Up/Sick Childcare, and tuition discounts.

Priority Access

Receive priority access to Bright Horizons and six designated KinderCare centers:

Bright Horizons

  • (425) 415-1066
  • Three locations in Seattle
  • UW students, faculty and staff are eligible for enrollment priority.
  • Open from 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM on weekdays. Age ranges from infants - kindergarten.

Bothell KinderCare

  • (425) 488-7383
  • 15816 116th Ave N.E., Bothell, WA. 98072
  • The remaining five priority KinderCare access centers are Nothgate, Seattle, Browns Point, North Tacoma, and Woodinville.
  • Priority access does not guarantee placement, but it will grant priority consideration for UW students, faculty and staff.

Back-Up/Sick Childcare

Back-Up/sick childcare is available for UW students, faculty and staff. There are options for In-home sick childcare and center-based backup childcare. The backup childcare does require registration and pre-planning. Please register if you anticipate that your family may benefit from backup childcare.

Tuition Discounts

Save 10% on standard weekly tuition rates at all KinderCare locations and Before-and After-School Champions programs. If you are currently enrolled in either of these programs, please let them know you are a UW Bothell student, faculty or staff to receive your discount. 

Registration is required for all programs. Services are as available and are not guaranteed. 

For detailed information, please access the UW WorkLife web page for more information.

General Financial Resources

  • King County CARES Child Care Financial Assistance Program: During COVID-19, King County has allocated $2.25 million to support parents who live or work in King County with the cost of child care. Learn more and apply on the COVID-19 Child Care Support website.

  • Pierce County Child Care Financial Assistance Program: During COVID-19, Pierce County has allocated $1.5 Million to support Pierce County families with their child care costs. Contact Child Care Resources for more information.

Other Childcare Resources Near the UW Bothell Campus

Child Care Aware of Washington

  • (253) 383-1735
  • A general childcare resource page for the state of Washington.

Children’s Home Society of Washington

  • (509) 663-0034
  • A network that supports children in finding safe, stable, and caring homes.

Kid’s Country

  • (425) 486-0260
  • A preschool and kindergarten located in Bothell, for ages 4 weeks - 12 years.
  • Open from 5:45 AM - 6:30 PM on weekdays.

Northshore YMCA

  • (425) 485-9797
  • Ranges from toddler, preschool, and before & after-school childcare.
  • Open from 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM on weekdays.

The Nest in Woodinville

  • (425) 415-6378
  • Up to 4 hours per day. Specifically for 2 - 6 year olds.
  • Open from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM on weekdays. 

The University of Washington Bothell does not recommend or endorse any childcare provider or service. These are only to serve as additional resources to those seeking local childcare providers and related services.

On-Campus Resources

Lactation Rooms/Quiet Rooms

Please visit the lactation stations website for more information.

  • UW1-128
  • UW2-336
  • Husky Hall 1419
  • Beardslee Crossing 102U

Location maps

Changing Station Locations

  • Discovery-LL Floor Unisex Washroom (050)
  • UW2-L2 Floor Men's and Women's Washrooms
  • UW1-1st Floor Men's and Women's Washrooms 
  • Campus Library LB1-1st Floor Men's and Women's Washrooms
  • Campus Library LB2- 1st Floor Men's and Women's Washrooms (NCEC)

Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program

UW Bothell’s CCAMPIS program’s core mission is to support connections to child care access for parenting students at high quality, accredited, licensed childcare centers, and create sustainable support of parenting students, especially in regard to access to child care, academic persistence, and financial management literacy, in partnership with the Health and Wellness Resource Center and other UW student academic success and student affairs teams.

Bridget Doyle is the CCAMPIS advisor for all parenting students at UW Bothell.  Parenting students are invited to contact the CCAMPIS program at uwparentingstudents@uw.edu and students can also request an appointment with Bridget through Navigate by selecting the CCAMPIS care unit “Childcare and Resources for Parenting Students".

The Parent Union

For more information and resources for parent-students, please visit The Parent Union. This page was created by Ruth Medina, a former member of the Childcare Advisory Committee at the University of Washington Bothell.  The Parent Union can also be followed on Facebook.