Parenting Student Resource Program
The Parenting Student Resource Program at UW Bothell is specifically designed to support the needs of students who are parents and uplift them as they complete their degree.
We also provide students funding for child care (jointly funded by the UW Bothell Services & Activities Fees and the CCAMPIS Grant), programming on governmental and state resources for parents, academic persistence, financial management literacy in partnership with the Health and Wellness Resource Center, peer support, self advocacy, and more!
Attend an information session
Learn more about parenting student resources – attend a zoom information session. Offered the last Thursday of every month at Noon (PDT). Please register for the information session prior to attending. A link and confirmation email will be sent upon registration.
Can’t attend live? Watch a pre-recorded session.
Christina Hughes (she/her) is the adviser for all parenting students at UW Bothell. Prospective and current parenting students are invited to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425.352.3613.
Current students can also request an appointment through Navigate by selecting the care unit “Childcare and Resources for Parenting Students”.
Basic Needs Items Available in UW1, room 186
The Parenting Student Resource program is now offering basic needs items for UW Bothell students who are parents. You may visit UW1, room 186 (inside the student success center) Monday – Wednesday 10am-4pm to pick up items. Items available include: diapers, formula, bottles, pacifiers, clothing, books, toys, blankets, and more! You may drop by or schedule a time to come by and browse or pick up items.
If you are looking to make a gift certificate or physical donation you can do so via the PAWS Pantry Wish List or directly to the pantry office at UW1, room186. If you’d like to make a monetary donation you can do so via the UW Bothell Advancement donation link. Please make sure to add PAWS Parenting Pantry in the comments line. Funds will be used to purchase specific donation requests, gift cards, and other pantry needs.
If you have questions or need more information, please email Christina at email@example.com.
Child care assistance for UW Bothell parenting students
The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides assistance to 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.
To learn more and apply for Child Care Assistance, please see the Application Process web page.
Non-UW Bothell child care assistance programs for students
- King County Child Care Financial Assistance Program: ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funding to support King County families with the cost of childcare. Open to those who live OR work in King County. Learn more and apply here.
- Working Connections Child Care: low income families can apply for financial assistance with child care, wherein the state pays a portion of the cost of childcare. Includes families experiencing homelessness.
- Goodwin Connections: 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.
- Washington State Department of Children, Youth, & Families – Other Child Care Programs: additional information on crisis respite care, developmental preschool, and private preschools & kindergartens.
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.
Funded by a grant from the US Department of Education, CCAMPIS aims to provide financial support to low income students.
Criteria and award information can be found on the Application Process web page. Students meeting eligibility criteria will automatically be considered for this award by submitting the quarterly Child Care Assistance application.
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Parenting Student Resources
For those seeking assistance finding child care providers in Washington State, a good place to start your research is with the organization Child Care Resources or by calling their organization at 1-800-446-1114.
Childcare locations near UW Bothell
You can also see a list of child care providers in Bothell and surrounding cities using this excel document. This list is updated quarterly and not exhaustive of the many high quality options in our area. The University of Washington Bothell does not recommend or endorse any childcare provider or service.
Off-campus child care
The University of Washington has childcare partnerships through two nationally accredited child care sites, KinderCare and Bright Horizons. UW students are eligible for priority enrollment to Bright Horizons and designated KinderCare centers. Both companies have locations across the region, including in Bothell.
UW Seattle on-site child care centers
The UW Seattle campus has six on-site centers available to all UW students, faculty and staff. Learn more about child care at UW. You can also visit the UW Human Resources website to learn more about child care centers and school-aged care at UW.
Backup and sick child care is available for UW students. 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 child care.
Please visit the lactation room and changing station web page for more information.
Join the Parent Student Union today! Email our PSU leaders to learn more and get involved.
You can also join us on Instagram @the_parent_union