Child Care Center

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Downtown Campus

Child Care Center Main Line

Wendy Newby
Child Care Center Director



Bates' Child Care Center, located at the Downtown Campus, is available to students and staff. The center serves children ages one through five years old, with drop-in care available for school-age children.

Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. -5 p.m. The center follows the college calendar for open days.

Costs are charged on a sliding scale basis. Financial support for child care is available on a limited basis for students who qualify.

Our child care center includes an Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) preschool. An ECEAP center is also located at our South Campus.

Additionally, several child care centers are located near the college. Contact the Child Care Resource and Referral Network at 1.800.446.1114, for information on community agencies that serve infants, toddlers, and school-aged children.

For information about parenting classes or other resources available, be sure to visit the Child Studies department.