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Child and Family Studies


Child and Family Studies (CFS) is committed to providing access to quality child care.

We provide a variety of services to families, including full- and half-day programs. Services are open to Clark students and employees, as well as to members of the greater community. We serve children ages 12 months to 5 years; during the summer, we also offer care for children ages 6 to 10. 

Child care services are located on Clark’s main campus.


  • Family Life class
  • Summer school-age program
  • Toddler and preschool child care


Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Child and Family Studies Program Support 

Phone: 360-992-2393



This employer is an equal opportunity provider.

Collaborative Child Care

Clark College's Child and Family Studies program is founded on a belief in the importance of early childhood education. We believe that children learn best in environments that foster inquiry, and our classrooms are designed to encourage young learners to engage with materials that interest them.

Every classroom is overseen by an experienced teacher; you will also encounter Clark College students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program, as well as aides, college faculty, and other parents. Together, we can create a welcoming community that nourishes curiosity, compassion, and self-reliance.

Our program is respectful of all families, regardless of race, religion, economics, cultural identity, language of origin, family configurations, and developmental and physical abilities.


Teacher to Child Ratio
Toddlers  1:4
Children aged 3-5 1:8
School ages children 1:10

(Toddler ratios are dependent on the development age of the children and can vary from Fall to Spring terms.)