Washington State University

Children's Center

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 age 12). 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 Registration

Evening Care is available Monday-Thursday from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, when WSU classes are in session. To register, complete the full WSUCC enrollment and registration forms available at the Children’s Center located at 1425 Olympia Avenue. Nightly enrollment openings are limited to space available and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Evening Care registration is required by 2pm, on the day you wish to use the service. Registration must be completed by 2pm, and drop off services are not available. Upon completion of registration and enrollment forms to WSUCC, student enrollment will be processed and then permit families to register for participation. To register for attendance go to: https://eveningcare.childrenscenter.wsu.edu/logon.aspx . An active WSU Network ID is required to register. Contact the Help Desk at 509-335-HELP (4357) or click on this link for assistance: https://cougtech.wsu.edu/Students/Students.aspx

Evening Care Fees

  • Faculty and Staff: $18 per child/per night
  • Undergraduate Students: $18 per child/per night (Funding support for undergraduates is pending. Undergraduate students will be notified when additional funding is provided).
  • GPSA Recipients: Graduate and Professional Students are required to pay an annual (per academic school year) registration fee of $50 per family. The Graduate & Professional Student Association will then cover cost for Evening Care tuition upon payment.
  • No Show Fee: Cancellation of Evening Care is required prior to 5:00PM; if your child(ren) will not be attending. A charge of $18.00 per child will be applied to your account, and not covered by GPSA or other funding if cancelation is not completed. Contact 509-335-8847 to cancel registration.
  • Health and Safety: The WSU Children’s Center has a health and wellness policy in your enrollment packet. Children must be in good health to attend the program. Children who become ill during the evening will be sent home for a minimum of 24 hours before care can resume. Refunds for illness are not provided.

Evening Care Closures

Evening Care is only available when WSU classes are in session. Evening Care is not available during finals week. Inclement weather may require closure of Evening Care programming. Families who have registered for care will be contacted when an emergency weather situation arises. The following dates are not available for Evening Care:

  • November 12 2018 (Veterans Day)
  • November 19 - 22 2018 (Thanksgiving Closure)
  • December 10 2018 - January 21 2019 (Evening Care Closed)
  • February 18 2019 (President's Day)
  • March 11 - 14 2019 (Spring Break)
  • Evening Care ends April 25 2019 for the academic year.
Children's Center, Olympia Avenue, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-3454 | (509) 335-8847 | childrens.center@wsu.edu