Convenient Childcare at CPTC
The Hayes Child Development Center provides childcare on the CPTC Lakewood campus. With staff with degrees in Early Childhood Education, we are NAEYC accredited and offer ECEAP, Level 4 Early Achievers, USDA food program – Healthy meals and snacks, child development & health screenings, and family support and resources.
We're accepting applications for children in the following age ranges or categories:
- Infants ages 4 weeks to 11 months
- Toddlers ages 12 months - 22 months
- Income-eligible 3.5-5 year old children for ECEAP preschool program
To get started, please complete the Child Development Services Interest Form.
Join Our Team
Currently enrolled students interested in office and in-classroom support may apply to join our team. To get started, please complete this Student Employment Application.
Effective July 1, 2022
The Hayes Center serves CPTC students, employees and community members.
Please fill out this Child Development Services Interest Form if you'd like to stay informed about future openings.
Monthly Rates for Childcare effective 7/1/22
|age ranges||4wks - 11mths old||1yr - 2.5yr old||2.5yr - 5yr old|
|Student Childcare rates||$1,511.10||$1,324.80||$1,159.20|
|CPTC Employee rates||$1,477.52||$1,295.36||$1,133.44|
- Late fee past closing: $2 per child per minute.
- Yearly Registration: $50 per child
- Registered CPTC students are not charged between quarters (break weeks) unless utilized.
- Employees receive 12 vacation days per enrollment year
- Community members receive10 vacation days per enrollment year
- Upon graduating from CPTC, students can either stay at the Center using the community member rate or work with Center staff to find another care option in the community.
Pay by Phone
- Cashier Office
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
- Visa or Mastercard accepted.
- Cashier Office
Pay in Person
- Cashier Office
7:30 am-4:00 pm
- Check, cash, money order, Visa or MasterCard accepted.
- Cashier Office
Payment Assistance Programs
- DSHS Child Care Subsidy
- Student Tuition Discount (ASG funded)
- Goodwin Scholarship
- Tribal Subsidy
- Contact Hayes Center staff to learn more about these assistance programs.
Children between the ages 12 months and 5 years whose parents or guardians are:
- CPTC students, or
- CPTC employees, or
- Community members.
- NAEYC accredited
- Level 4 Early Achievers
- USDA food program – Healthy meals and snacks
- Child development & health screenings
- Family support and resources
- Staff with degrees in Early Childhood Education
ECEAP is a Washington state funded preschool program for three- and four-year-old children who meet income guidelines. The program provides early childhood experiences such as:
- Learning activities
- Social development and problem solving
- Nutritious meals and snacks
- Health screenings and follow-up
- Family support services
- Family involvement and leadership opportunities
For more information about ECEAP, contact Jayla Williams at 253-589-4335.
National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
The Center accepts NACCRRA financial assistance for child care costs supporting military families in our community.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Being NAEYC accredited means the Center is held to the national standards of high-quality early learning practices with continual access to the most up to date early learning industry practices.
Early Achievers - Level 4
The Center is an active participant in Washington State's Early Learning Quality Rating System, Early Achievers. This program is dedicated to providing families across the state equitable access to high quality early learning programs.
The Center participates in the federal USDA Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP) centered around promoting healthy and nutritious meals and snacks for enrolled children.
Hayes Child Development Center
Family/Child Sick Policy
To stop the spread of germs, families are responsible for keeping their children home when they are ill. If your child exhibits any of the following symptoms that cannot be attributed to other health conditions, please stay home or seek medical care:
- Any symptoms of illness that prevent your child from participating in normal daily activities. A child who appears ill, which may include lethargy, persistent crying, difficulty breaking, lack of appetite, or a significant behave in behavior or activity level, is indicative of illness.
- Fever of 100.4 or higher
- Medication used to lower temperature.
- 2 loose bowel movement (diarrhea)
- Vomiting 2 times
- Consistent green or yellow discharge from nose
- Open wounds or sores discharging bodily fluids that cannot be adequately covered.
- Lice, ringworm, or scabies
- A rash not associated with heat, diapering, or an allergic reaction.
- A positive flu or COVID-19 diagnosis
Your child may return to care after being symptom free for 3 days/72 hours.
Your child may return to care after following health department quarantine guidelines.
The Flu and Covid-19
- Both COVID-19 and the flu are serious respiratory illnesses.
- COVID-19 and the flu share many symptoms.
- Only medical tests can confirm a person has COVID-19 or the flu.
- A positive test for one virus does not rule out the other. Infection with both viruses is possible.
- The CDC recommends people with COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms get tested for both viruses