The purpose of the center is to provide quality care for the children of students, staff and faculty. Children from the Palouse Region who do not have a student, faculty or staff affiliation with the University of Idaho are also eligible, but our waiting list considers student families first, then faculty and staff families and then Palouse Region Community Families when vacancies become available. There is almost always a waiting list for vacancies at the Children's Center. Please research what we have to offer at the Children's Center and if this seems like a good fit for your family please consider filling out our online waiting list form
Our Parent's Handbook
helps answer a number of questions for prospective parents as well as our Question and Answer section
. Please email
or phone us (208) 885-6414 with further questions or if you are on campus please feel free to drop by to ask questions or take a tour of the Children's Center.
Monthly Tuition Rates
3 Full Days
2 Full Days
|Infant (6wk-12 mo)
|Toddler (12-24 mo)
|Older Toddler (24-26 mo)
|Young Preschool (30-48 mo)
|Preschool (3-6 years)
This institution is an equal opportunity provider
Explanation of fees
Half Day Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(Breakfast: 8:30 a.m., Lunch: 11:30 a.m. and Snack 2:30 p.m.)
to be considered a student you must have 12 undergraduate or 9 graduate credits or 10 law credits (current student ID# required).
Prior to Enrollment:
Beginning group care and being away from parents is often overwhelming for young children. In order to help make a smooth transition, we ask that you make arrangements to help your child become acquainted with the Center. Please plan some visits with your child to the Center where you many get to know the teachers and explore the room together before they actually begin attending the Center. Plan these visits to be a few hours each and then try to plan for shorter schedules the first few days if possible. If you are unable to do this before starting, we ask that you spend time with your child during at least the first week of starting and any time thereafter