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Human Resources

Work & Life Balance: Child/Elder Care

It may be difficult to concentrate on your job when you're connected about finding care for children or elderly family members. The following resources are available to assist you.

Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Center (FRC) seeks to serve CWU, Ellensburg, and the Kittitas County by utilizing a family perspective to enrich and improve the quality of individual and family life. The FRC offers educational programming to support families throughout the lifespan, coordinates family-related research and civic engagement opportunities, and serves as a clearinghouse of information for resources of interest to families in the region. The FRC can assist students or other members of the community to identify services that can help to meet their family related needs, and advocates for the needs of families on campus.

Child Care:

Washington State Department of Early Learning
Provides oversight to the 174,000 licensed child care enrollment slots in Washington State. This website includes child care resources and referral information.

CWU Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC)
Childcare services and afterschool care for children from one month to eight years of age of CWU student, faculty, and staff parents. Located in Michaelsen Hall and Brooklane Village.

Little Cats Summer Kids Camp
An all-day recreational and educational program offered by CWU's Recreation Program runs Monday through Friday from June through August for children entering first through fifith grade.

Elder Care:

Aging and Disability Services Administration (Washington State DSHS)
This website includes information on finding in-home service, residential care (assisted living, nursing home), resources to pay for care, possible state and federal benefits, legal and financial planning, and aging health information.