Parenting Student Resource Program

New Winter 2024: Parenting Student Resource Program is now a part of the Health and Wellness Resource Center!

The Parenting Student Resource Program at UW Bothell is specifically designed to support the needs of students who are parents or caregivers and uplift them as they complete their degree.

Child Care Assistance Program

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 jointly by Services & Activities fees and a federal CCAMPIS Grant through the Department of Education.

To learn more and apply for Child Care Assistance, please see the Application Process web page.

UW WorkLife

University of Washington’s WorkLife Office is a resource for both UW employees and students to help navigate challenges around your life outside of UW. Our resources are designed to provide you with the resources and information you need to thrive both at work and in your personal life. Some UW WorkLife offerings that are available to student parents include:

  • Priority enrollment and tuition discounts at KinderCare and Bright Horizons child care centers
  • Sittercity membership to help families search for caregivers (with free basic background checks)
  • Backup care for both in-home and center based care for occasions when your regular care arrangements fall through

Check out WorkLife Programming At A Glance or the UW WorkLife’s website for more information about these programs and other resources!

Lactation and Changing Spaces

If you are a nursing or pumping parent attending school, we provide on-site lactation stations. All lactation stations provide a private, secure, clean space for you to feed your baby or express milk.

For more information and locations for lactation stations and changing stations, please visit Campus Lactation Stations – Planning & Administration (

  • For specific parenting student lactation space concerns, please contact

Parenting Pantry

When families are able to meet basic needs such as food, housing, and medical care, parents and other caregivers experience less stress, which allows them to provide the critical support that children need to grow into healthy, productive adults. To help support parenting students, the Husky Pantry often offers small amount of diapers, formula, clothing, and other supplies.

Interested in donating? Contact us at

Need Help Finding Child Care?

We understand that child care can provide a safe, supportive place for children while parents are taking classes, allowing you to focus on being a student. Unfortunately, affordable child care can be difficult to find. Did you know the Seattle area ranks 7th highest in the country for child care costs?

  • Child Care Aware: has resources for both finding child care and tips for how to pay.
  • Child Care Check: allows you to search for licensed care providers and view their WA State Dept. of Children, Family, and Youth license (along with any inspection reports or complaints)
  • 211: A comprehensive database of community resources, including child care and diaper assistance programs.

Still need more assistance? Contact the Parenting Student Support Program Manager at, or our Basic Needs Resource Navigator at