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Below you will find a list of resources to find childcare, including a list of past childcare providers utilized by UW Tacoma students. We cannot recommend any childcare provider for liability reasons.

The Muse: A Children's Center
The Tacoma Children's Museum, in collaboration with UW Tacoma, opened a childcare center in February 2016 for UW Tacoma students, staff/faculty, and community members. Visit The Muse website for information about enrollment, tuition rates and more.
University Y Student Center
Child Watch is available for students who are in, or using the facility on a short term basis. Visit the Welcome Center within the UWY Student Center for more information.
The City of Tacoma
Provides information and resources to assist you in securing childcare. Please visit the Tacoma Childcare Resource and Referral website for more information.
The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) 
Provides information for children, parents and family, providers and educators. Please visit the Department of Children, Youth, and Families website for more information.
Washington State 2-1-1
Health and Human Services Information and Referrals. Includes other assistance to meet needs. Please visit the Washington State 2-1-1 website for more information.
Pierce County Childcare Financial Assistance Program
Pierce County has allocated $1.5 Million of its federal CARES Act funding to supporting Pierce County families with the cost of their child care. Eligible families will receive a voucher to pay for their child care at eligible providers (see below for criteria) for up to three (3) months. Click here to learn more about this program.
Childcare providers used by UW Tacoma students.
Name of Provider Name of Manager
City Zip Phone Number Type of Facility
Green River Child Development Center Mary/Sandy Auburn 98092 253-939-7400 Center
ACAP Child and family services Nancy Mrachek-Peterson Auburn 98002 253-939-0870 Center
Jennifer Berry Jennifer Berry Auburn 98002 253-929-6570 Home
Grandma's House Child care Jan Davis Black Diamond 98010 360-886-6928 Home
Clarkmoor Julia Michener Ft Lewis 98433 253-096-2490 Military base
Mini-skool DJ Miller Gig Harbor 98335 253-858-6871 Center
In his hands Judy Becker Gig Harbor 98332 253-851-8266 Center
North Fort CYS Gloria Billups   98433 253-966-7167 Military base
YMCA Sarah Graham 98338 253-348-4285 School Affiliated
Jamie Brumbagin Parent Central Services, JBLM JBLM 98433 253-279-2478 Home
Mini-Skool Amanda Wilson Lacey 98516 360-459-0194 Center
Kid Zone Nayda Amadeo Lakewood 98498 253-584-2996 Center
YMCA after school childcare Brain myers Lakewood 98498 253-405-1774 School Affiliated
Kindercare Learning Center Elizabeth Curtin Lakewood 98498   School Affiliated
Kindercare Ebony Woodson Mill Creek 98012 425-745-4484 Center
Normandy Neighborhood Childcare Debbie Finch Normandy Park 98166 206-433-1774 Home
The Learning Nest Kelsie Olympia 98502 360-705-9630 School Affiliated
Little Hands Daycare Bonnie Millard Port Orchard 98366 360-876-0790 Home
Discovery Montessori Karen Nelson Port Orchard 98366 360-337-5745 School Affiliated
Deirdre Lloyd 582810 Puyallup 98375 253-848-3672 Home
Garner Child Development Center Karen Ford Puyallup 98374 253-864-3302 Center
School Kids Clubhouse Jessica Barbur Puyallup 98374 253-845-1018 center
Love & Laughter Learning Center Debbie Hunt Puyallup 98374 253-840-2273 Center
Nancy Gilmore Nancy Gilmore Puyallup 98373 253-446-7816 Home
Marie's Family Home Daycare Marie Puyallup 98424 253-896-9479 Home
Renton Christian School/Sonshine Learning Center Mary Cunningham Renton 98058 425-226-0820 School Affiliated
Little Eagles Francis Nguyen Seattle 98104 206-382-9869 Center
Barbara Corbin Barbara Corbin Seattle 98126 206-935-7728 Home
Martha and Mary Renee Eicher Silverdale 98383 360-626-2131 Center
Our Place to Grow Gisela Isler Spanaway 98387 253-212-3936 Center
Juniors Explorer Program Marianne Manning Steilacoom 98388 253-581-1076 School Affiliated
Bryant Montessori & YMCA Bryant-Dr Sandra Lindsey Brown, YMCA- Tacoma 98405 253-571-2800/ 253-405-7529 School Affiliated
Immanuel Cindi Bowman Tacoma 98444 253-537-2808 Center
Concordia Early Learning & Childcare Mrs. Kitchen Tacoma 98404 253-284-2595 Center
Clarkmoor Hourly Care Samantha Rivera Tacoma 98433 253-967-2300 Military base
Champions @ Washington-Hoyt Kathy Williams Tacoma 98465 206-304-8886 School Affiliated
Children of Hope Tiffany Jones Tacoma 98405 253-573-0088 Center
YMCA Before School Care Barbara Wilson Tacoma 98465 253-534-7830 Center
Little Village Childcare Center Debra Joyce Tacoma 98405 253-627-5207 Center
Children's Adventure Learning Center LLC Myla Dizon Tacoma 98444 253-961-4081 Home
Alphabet Preschool Stephanie Snell Tacoma 98409 253-473-0420 Center
Kid Zone Nayda Amadeo Tacoma 98445 253-535-5848 Center
Tacoma Day Daycare Dina Kalmykova Tacoma 98405 253-627-5671 Center
Kidzone Learning Center Dawn Tacoma 98445 253-535-5848 Center
Tacoma Day Rosemarry Totten Tacoma 98405 253-627-5671 Center
Wee Ones Preschool and Childcare Barbara & Tim Robertson Tacoma 98405 253-272-7594 Home
Multicultural Family and Hope Center Brenda Tacoma 98405 253-593-6641 Center
Mary Curry Mary Curry Tacoma 98409 253-212-2248 Home
Tacoma Community College Early Learning Center Angela Wheeler Tacoma 98466 253-566-5180 School Affiliated
Boys and Girls Club Jesse Trevino Tumwater 98501 360-570-8888 Center
ABD Children Center Jodi Hudges University Place 98466 253-565-7551 Center
Montessori In Motion Tanya University Place 98466 253-565-3080 Center



Disclaimer: The University of Washington Tacoma does not recommend or endorse any childcare provider or service. These are only to serve as additional resources for those seeking childcare providers and related services.