The Center for Student Empowerment, Early Childhood Learning Center and Family Studies have teamed together with funding from the President's Spheres of Distinction to create the Family Friendly Initiative for Central Washington University. The Family Friendly Initiative has raised awareness about family accessibility needs on campus. Since its inception this year, the campus now has a new family friendly map, lactation stations, changing stations and high chairs available in campus meal areas. The Family Friendly Initiative is also working diligently on the creation of universal signage to help identify family-friendly locations on campus.
Kid Cat Zone is a program designed so student parents can enjoy select University sponsored programs while their children (ages 3 - 10) are provided with activities under the watchful eye of qualified student volunteers recruited by the Don and Verna Duncan Civic Engagement Center. For more information about Kid Cat Zone, contact the Center for Student Empowerment at 963-2127.
Lactation Stations are located around campus in various locations for breastfeeding mothers.
Changing Stations are located in several campus bathrooms around campus.
The Center for Student Empowerment collaborated with Early Childhood Learning Center and Family Resource Center in the effort to construct and a family-friendly walking map as part of our Family-Friendly Campus Initiative. This map includes family must-know locations like lactation stations, family restrooms, Koala changing stations, and high chair accessibility dining areas. The map also includes a walking tour of some of the hidden gems on campus that will be fun for both kids and parents to explore together. The map is user friendly and kid friendly with easy-to-read keys. Enjoy your campus! View or print the map HERE.