Childcare & Parent Support

Take advantage of on-campus childcare, parent support classes, and other resources for parents while you’re an SPSCC student.

On-campus childcare through Serendipity

On-campus childcare is available and provided by Serendipity Children's Center. The center is located in Building 20 and provides care for children ages six weeks to 5 years.Childcare is available for students, staff, and community, based on availability.

See Serendipity on Mottman for current child care rates. Hours of Operation: 6:45 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. 

For questions and enrollment information, contact:
Jenifer Lund

Drop-in hourly care at Serendipity

SPSCC is partnering with Serendipity Children’s Center to offer hourly drop-in childcare for students.

This drop-in care is meant for elementary and middle-school age children (grades K-7) and there is no cost to students for this service. Drop-in care is located in Building 21 (separate from care in Building 20).

Drop-in hours are 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. on weekdays. You can sign up for 2-hour blocks (maximum of 4 hours per day).

For more information, complete this Serendipity Interest Form.

Do you need local childcare?

On-campus childcare is available at the Olympia Campus, provided by Serendipity Children’s Center for ages 6 weeks to 5 years (see below).

Childcare Aware of Washington is a nonprofit that seeks to help every child receive high-quality childcare by providing resources and referrals to families.

Parent education is available through local co-op preschools.

Do you need help paying for childcare?

Washington State Department of Children, Youth, & Families provides a list of childcare resources and support services specifically for Washington residents, specifically childcare subsidy programs, the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), and Head Start Preschools Program.

Are you in the military and need help covering childcare fees? provides a list of assistance programs for each branch of the armed services.

Are you pregnant, breastfeeding, or have children under age 5?

The Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, monthly checks for healthy food, and health screening referrals.

Nursing mothers can find a private Lactation Room at the Olympia Campus in Bldg. 22, 2nd Floor, just to the right of the One Stop.