Washington State University, Department of Human Development

Child Development Program



The program provides a variety of cognitive, physical, and social experiences for young children to help them to develop their optimal potential and to enjoy fully the years of early childhood. The WSU Child Development Program serves children of faculty, staff, students and community members.

Parents are always welcome to visit or to assist in the program. Numerous other visitors also observe the preschool in order to learn more about children and early childhood programs.

For 70 years the program operated in the Home Economics Building (aka White Hall). In the fall of 2001 we moved into a new space under the roof of the WSU Children's Center (the full-day child care facility operated by the Division of Student Affairs, Equity and Diversity). We invite all of you to come and visit our new facility to learn about or reacquaint yourselves with the Child Development Program in Human Development.


Application for Admission/Waiting List Application

Welcome to the WSU Children’s Center Online Waiting List (OWL) Application. Thank you for your interest in our program. Please take a few moments to complete this online application. Feel free to add any additional comments in the Comments Box located at the bottom of the application. When we have space available to meet your child care request, you will be contacted by a member of our administrative team. 

If you have questions regarding the Online Waiting List or the Children’s Center, please feel free to email us at childrens.center@wsu.edu.

If you would like to visit the Center, please call (509.335.8847) to schedule a tour.

We hope we can meet your needs and look forward to meeting your family soon.

Sign up here

Enrollment Package

Click here to download the Enrollment Package


Child Development Program and the WSU Children’s Center will merge in July 2015 - See more details


If your child is sick please call: (509) 335-7881

Secondary content using h2 tag. Column 2

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Heading using the h3tag

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Child Development Program | Human Development, PO Box 644852, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-4852, Contact Us