Childcare Resources

Evening care 2022-2023

Beginning September 21st, 2022 PDF


GPSA is partnering with the WSU Children’s Center to provide family bags and activities for kids (0-12 years old). Register your child(ren) for a free Family Activity Kit. Each kit will provide activities and crafts appropriate for the child’s age.

LOCATION: WSU Children’s Center, 1425 Olympia Avenue (between Rogers and Orton Hall)
TIME: Designated times based on your registration

Registration closes on April 24 at 8:00 p.m. If you need assistance, please contact the WSU Children’s Center at 509-335-8847 


Childcare Center

Fall 2021 Update

Due to the current changes in light of COVID-19 and the constantly changing circumstances, the WSU Children's Center and GPSA will only be able to provide virtual support for Evening Childcare Families this fall. Although the Evening Childcare Program will not be running in Fall 2020, there are still potential opportunities to support our graduate and professional student parents. Please rank the below options in order of interest to you and your kids.

Evening Care provides a safe and welcoming environment with a flexible schedule for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, and School Age (to age 12). Dinner and a snack are provided each night. Children’s activities include art, music, science along with choice centers for play and homework. We also provide a large motor activity. Outdoor play areas are also provided. Each age group will have a designated classroom and developmentally appropriate activities.


A teacher interacts with a child that is playing in a sandbox in the WSU Children's Center.
GPSA + WSU Evening Care Newsletter


Who is eligible: All Pullman Campus WSU Graduate and Professional students who have enrolled in the WSU Children’s Center are eligible for subsidized evening care.

What days are available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings are available. 

Note: There will be no Evening Care when WSU classes are not in session, during finals week, or holidays. See the WSU Children's Center website for more details.

What times are available: 5:30pm to 9:30pm daily.

What are the costs: A one-time $50 registration fee per family is required. GPSA will then pay for nightly tuition ($18) for the children of graduate and professional students after the registration fee has been paid. Other users (non-graduate or non-professional students) will be charged $18 per evening per child.

Cancellation of nightly registration is required if your child(ren) are not able to attend. You can cancel by phone 509-335-8847 or through the website. A fee of $18.00 per child, per night will be charged if cancellation is not made. A signed service agreement will be available in the registration packet.

Where do I register: 

What if I have questions: If you have questions regarding the GPSA subsidy, please contact the GPSA office at If you have questions regarding the Children’s Center, Evening Childcare Registration or payments, please contact the WSU Children’s Center at (509) 335-3564. 

Those interested must visit the WSU Children's Center website and follow the link to Evening Care Registration. Once registered, you will be notified about the GPSA subsidy. 


Flyer for subsidized childcare.



After-school program for kids 5-12 old

GPSA initiated an after-school program with the YMCA. The YMCA of the Palouse serves youth in kindergarten through 5th grades. Full-Time Spots include every scheduled regular school day from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. The YMCA is not open on Half Days or No School Days except for the Pullman Community Montessori Wednesday Enrichment Program.

Limited spots are available at each of the 5 locations to include Sunnyside, Franklin, Jefferson, Kamiak Elementary, and Pullman Community Montessori Charter School.  Programs take place at each school site location consisting of a structured schedule to include homework help, lessons-based around STEM/Art, physical activity, reading, and free choice with snacks provided. 

Due date for the application: April 30th, 2022.

For more information about YMCA Click Here

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After School Proram for Kids (5-12 years old)

Enrollment needs for the year 2022-2023

GPSA is planning to help parents with kids from 5-12 years old.

If you are a parent, kindly, fill out the following form to help us plan for the fiscal year 2022-2023 according to the actual needs of graduate community at WSU.


FORM 2022-2023 (Open Now)

Due date for the Survey: August 16th, 2022.