Childcare

Hayes Child Development Center

Hours

Mon. - Fri.
5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The Hayes Child Development Center at Clover Park Technical College's Lakewood campus provides services for children ages four weeks to twelve years. We are here to support CPTC students and staff needing child care. We do provide child care for eligible community members, but CPTC students and staff receive a discounted rate and have priority for enrollment. We accept DSHS, NACCRRA and cash payments.

We are proud to be a NAEYC-accredited facility that provides both Early and Preschool Head Start programs. NAEYC-accredited centers are high-quality programs that provide a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the development of young children. NAEYC-accredited programs show their quality by meeting the 10 NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards, which are based on the latest research on education and development of young children.

Early Head Start

Early Head Start is a comprehensive program that serves children from birth to three years of age, pregnant women and income-eligible families. It also serves children in foster care, teen parents and incarcerated women. Services include:

  • Early childhood education experiences
  • Parent-child attachment support
  • Nutrition services
  • Health screenings and follow-up
  • Family support services
  • Family involvement and leadership opportunities

For more information about enrolling your infant or toddler, please contact Judy Harper, Early Head Start Family Advocate, at 253-589-6038 or judy.harper@cptc.edu.

Head Start

Head Start is a federally funded preschool program for three- and four-year-old children and is free to eligible families who meet income guidelines. The program provides early childhood experiences such as:

  • Learning activities
  • Social development and problem solving
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Health screenings and follow-up
  • Family support services
  • Family involvement and leadership opportunities

For more information about enrolling your 3 to 5 year old please contact Sue Kruithof, Head Start Family Advocate, at 253-589-5721 or sue.kruithof@cptc.edu.

NACCRRA

National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies

Hayes Child Development Center accepts NACCRRA financial assistance for child care costs supporting military families in our community.