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Some services may be closed or unavailable in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.

Do you need help finding childcare?

Pierce College Child Development Centers

We are recruiting children of Pierce College students for our on-campus Early Head Start and Head Start programs. These programs serve children ages 12 months to 5 years.

Our dedicated staff offer high-quality learning environments, family support services and more, all while following strict COVID-19 safety measures.

Hours

Monday–Friday: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact us for more information and eligibility requirements

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom - Milgard Child Development Center
Dede Reaves
dreaves@pierce.ctc.edu
253-912-3680

Pierce College Puyallup - Garnero Child Development Center
Yvonne Eden
yeden@pierce.ctc.edu
253-864-3302


Are you looking for referrals or general resources for childcare in Pierce County?

  • ChildCare Aware of Washington Family Center provides free resources for all seeking childcare, early learning information, or financial assistance. There are enhanced services for families who are homeless or who have children with special needs and there are specific programs for King and Pierce counties.

Are you in the military and need childcare assistance?

Are you looking for childcare for pre-kindergarten children?

  • Child Care Resources can help you find childcare that supports your child's unique needs and your family’s values, culture, work or other activities.

Do you have elementary school children and need childcare before and after school?

Do you need a list of items to look for when touring childcare programs?

Do you need help paying for childcare?

Are you looking for financial assistance or tax credits at the federal level?

  • ChildCare.gov provides a list of a range of programs at the federal, state and local level that can help pay for childcare. These take the form of financial assistance or tax credits.

Are you looking for financial assistance and are a resident of the State of Washington?

  • 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.
  • ChildCare Aware of Washington Family Center provides free resources for all seeking childcare, early learning information, or financial assistance. There are enhanced services for families who are homeless or who have children with special needs and there are specific programs for King and Pierce counties.
  • Washington State Working Connections Child Care Subsidy provides financial assistance for families with low income.
  • Childcare.org i.e. Child Care Resources (CCR) is a statewide referral center that helps families find and pay for childcare.

Are you in the military and need help covering childcare fees?

  • ChildCare.gov also provides a list of assistance programs resources for each branch of the armed services.

Do you need pregnancy support services?

Are you currently facing an unplanned pregnancy and need help or resources?

  • Care Net Pregnancy & Family Services of Puget Sound offers free and confidential ultrasounds, STD screenings, pregnancy tests, education on options, and parental support services to families and individuals.
  • The Gabriel Project is a confidential and compassionate outreach service for individuals who are distressed over an unplanned pregnancy that coordinates with local parishes to provide support.

Do you live in Washington and need access to a wide range of maternity support resources and services?

  • Pregnancy Aid is a social service agency that provides immediate confidential help to any woman, married or unmarried, in need of personal, practical, and emotional support at no charge.

Do you live in Lakewood and need maternity support?

Are you or do you know anyone who is experiencing child abuse or neglect?

Do you need to report child abuse or neglect to Child Protective Services (CPS)?

  • Washington State Department of Children, Youth, & Families has intake numbers for reporting child abuse and provides resources and educational materials to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Are you currently experiencing child abuse or neglect or know someone who is and need support?

  • Olive Crest offers a variety of programs for those experiencing child abuse, ranging from fostering, adoption, and mental health support.