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Find resources and support here for WWU students with children of their own. The compiled list below has ideas, links, and information that may be helpful for those who currently have children and want to attend Western, or for those who have children and already attend Western.

The Associated Students Child Development Center (CDC) on campus is here to support students with children. The CDC provides high quality care and education for children of student parents and working professionals of Western Washington University. Tuition for student families is based on income and is subsidized by the Associated Students. The program manager and teaching staff provide a safe and healthy environment for young children, supporting the social/emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of each child. The CDC also supports students interested in careers in early childhood education by providing a place for service learning projects, classroom observations, practicum and internship experiences as well as educational outreach activities. Parents benefit from special events for the entire family and participation in a parent advisory board. The CDC is not only child centered, but family centered, meeting the special needs of student parents and welcoming parent involvement in the center.

Parents are encouraged to complete and submit an application to be placed on the waitlist for their child to join the CDC: 

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A WWU Student Health Insurance Plan is available to actively enrolled WWU students and their dependents.

Connect with the WWU Student Health Insurance Navigator through the MyWesternHealth patient portal and select Appointments.

Youth programs & self-paced coursework available:

Specific scholarships, grants, or financial assistance may be available to students with children.

Food and shelter information is available with the Financial Aid Department.

Woodring College of Education has curated a comprehensive list of campus and community resources:

Information on medical services, free and sliding scale clinics, links to food programs, housing assistance, and miscellaneous programs like internet affordability, WIC (Women, Infants & Children Program), and more.