Early Care and Education

Affiliated Child Care Center Program

Contact 253-589-4516 for more information.

Early Care and Education offers on-site instruction and customized courses focusing on Early Childhood Education (ECE) to affiliated child care centers.

Staff at child care centers are eligible to combine on-site training, attendance at on-campus classes, workshops, and courses to earn college credit or meet STARS continuing education requirements. This includes the opportunity to earn onsite Washington State ECE Stackable certificates meeting the education requirements to start your career in the ECE profession. These services are currently provided to more than 50 child care centers.

Clover Park Technical College is authorized by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition to provide instruction for the Child Development Associate (CDA) Professional Preparatory Program and Direct Assessment Program. Students interested in the process for earning a CDA from the National Credentialing Program can call the council at 1-800-424-4310.

On-Campus Child Care

253-589-5531 or 253-589-5721

The Hayes Child Development Center at Clover Park Technical College’s Lakewood Campus provides services for children ranging in age from four weeks to five years. We are here to support CPTC students and staff needing child care. We accept DSHS, Military Fee Assistance, and cash payments.

We are proud to be a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)-accredited facility. 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.

In addition to our national accreditation, we've been rated by the Washington State Quality Rating System Early Achievers as a level 4. Level 4 showcases the high-quality childcare services Hayes Child Development Center offers children and families in our college community.

If you have questions about Hayes Child Development Center, please call 253-589-5531 or email hayes@cptc.edu.

ECEAP Preschool

Family Support 253-589-5531

CPTC offers a full-day Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) program to eligible families with children three and four years old.

The four focus areas of this state-funded program are early child education, health, family involvement, and family support services.

Families are involved in adult education and program planning/operating activities. Getting involved with the policy council is a great way to gain work experience as well as learn to advocate for decisions that make the program successful. These early learning programs seek to provide comprehensive developmental services for children from low-income families.

Registration information is available at www.cptc.edu/childcare.