We provide care for the children of students and employees of Western Washington University. Children two through five years of age, by our August 31 enrollment deadline, qualify for enrollment in the program. Children of school age, enrolled in public or private schools, are not accepted for care. Families who qualify for care will not be discriminated on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, class, age, religion or disability.


Our center requires that at least half of our slots must be filled by full time children.  After the part time slots are filled, only full time slots will be available.  Those who designate full or part time in the fall may keep that designation for the academic year.  Exceptions will be considered as part time openings become available; full time is always encouraged.

Full time option

  • Families contract in whole hours from 30-45 hours per week.

Part time option

  • This option allows for care for 29 hours or less per week.

Note: Each option entitles the user to create a schedule of their child's arrival and departure times for each day of the week. We request no drop offs or pick up times between the hours of 9:30 am to 11:30 am.  These schedules are finalized by the end of the add/drop period. The schedule created then becomes the family's schedule for the entire quarter and agreements are written reflecting the full or part time option. Schedules may be changed for finals week only.  Hours exceeding the full or part time agreement are billed at $4.50 for students and $6.00 for non-students per hour.


Income from earnings, as well as grants, scholarships and other forms of financial assistance are considered income when determining student fees.  Please see our Student Financial Worksheet to determine your rate.  Employees are not required to divulge income as they do not qualify for the sliding scale fee.


Tuition is calculated quarterly and includes break weeks for non-students only.  Students can contract for break weeks at an extra charge of $4.00 per hour.    Contracts are binding for the full quarter.  Summer quarter tuition is calculated on a 6 or 9 week session.  Summer quarter has a non-refundable deposit fee which will be applied to your summer CDC bill.

By registering for childcare you have incurred a debt to the University. Early withdrawal (before the end of a quarter) is considered a breach of contract and contracting parents are obligated to pay a percentage of their full quarter's tuition in accordance with Western's tuition refund policies (100% refund if withdrawing before the 6th day of the quarter less charges for hours used at the extra hours rate, 50% refund for withdrawing within 30 days after the quarter's start, no refund after 30 days).

Tuition for Siblings

Students and non-students will be charged 100% tuition for second and all additional children.


      Academic Quarter Fees (Fall, Winter & Spring only)
Non Student Rates
(includes break week)
     Full Time   Part Time  
                            (30-45 hrs per week)  (29 hours or less)
  Academic Quarter $2,630  




                                                    Student Rates
 (does not include break week*)
Quarterly Sliding Scale Fees
    Full Time   Part Time  
                            (30-45 hrs per week)  (29 hours or less)
  Academic Quarter        
  Lowest rate $1,570   $1,245  
  Middle rate $1,810  



  Highest rate $2,045   $1,620  
A.S. Child Development Center Summer Fees
  Non Student Rates
    Full Time   Part Time  
    (30-45 hrs per week)    (29 hours or less)
  Summer 6 week session $1,315   $985  
  Summer 9 week session $1,970   $1,480  
  Student Rates
  Summer Sliding Scale Fees
    Full Time   Part Time  
    (30-45 hrs per week)    (29 hours or less)
  Summer 6 week session      
    $855   $640  
    $985   $740  
    $1,115   $935  
  Summer 9 week session      
    $1,285   $965  
    $1,480   $1,110  





Persons joining the Center after the first week of operation will pay a pro-rated amount for the weeks they attend. Charges will be based on their actual weeks of attendance.


Charges in addition to the contracted amount include:

  • Hours used exceeding the part time or full time designation will be billed at: $4.50 per hour for students and $6.00 per hour for non-students. They must be arranged 24 hours in advance.
  •  Late Pick-Up: $15 is charged for picking children up after 5:30 p.m. The $15 late pick up charge will be charged for the first 10 minutes after 5:30 p.m. and $5.00 for every ten minutes thereafter.
  • Late Fee Payment: Past due unpaid accounts are subject to monthly $40 late fees and 1% interest charges.


All members pay a yearly mandatory registration fee of $75 per child at the time of registration. Parents pay this fee yearly to guarantee a space for their child in the fall. This fee is non-refundable.


You will receive a bill for your quarter's tuition after the end of the add/drop period and tuition will be due upon receipt. Tuition is paid through the university cashiers office or on the Web4U.  Faculty and staff parents may make monthly payments through the Student Accounts Office.  All charges must be paid in full prior to the start of the next quarter for participation to continue.