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WKU Child Care Centers

Options, Program Rates, and Payment Information

WKUCCC provides fee-based day care services in addition to the federally funded slots for Head Start children aged 3-5 years old and Early Head Start children up to 36 months. 

Each family enrolled in the Day Care program will sign a Day Care Agreement form that will detail the weekly fees due and the terms associated with the enrollment needs of the family. Payment for child care services is required to be current in order to attend the day care facility per terms of the Agreement.

  • If you qualify for the Head Start or Early Head Start programs, your child will be enrolled in the morning Child Care Session (7:30 AM -1:30 PM) at no cost.  
  • For Day Care only children, there is a yearly $35.00 registration fee for each family unit. 

Child Care Options 

  • Full-Time Day Care Enrollment is available on a weekly payment basis from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

  • Head Start or Early Head Start qualified Enrollment is offered for FREE and takes place in the morning from 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM (afternoon attendance requires Extended-Day services - see below)

  • Extended-Day child care services for families enrolled in Head Start or Early Head Start is fee-based and operates in the afternoon from 1:30 – 5:00 PM

Classroom assignment for an enrolled child is contingent upon available slots, age group, and appropriate placement of the child as determined by the Management Staff of WKUCCC and family input.   WKUCCC reserves the right to consolidate classes, if necessary.  If an appropriate slot is not available, the child will be put on a waiting list and the family will be contacted as soon as space becomes available. 


*Effective August 22, 2022

Option Infant/Toddler Classroom
(up to 36 months)
Preschool Classroom
3 to 5 years old

  Full-day Day Care – one child

$200.00 per week, per child

$150.00 per week, per child

  Full-day Day Care – multiple children

$180.00 per week, per child

$140.00 per week, per child

  Extended-day for Head Start/EHS children

$100.00 per week, per child

$90.00 per week, per child



Payment can be made by check or debit/credit card on a regular weekly or monthly basis, prior to attendance of the child.  Late payments, and/or returned checks, will accrue an additional fee of $20 per week for late payment or per check returned. If payment for day care services is not received each week, the custodial parent must meet with WKUCCC management prior to dropping off the enrolled child.

Payment is also accepted from CCAP (State Child Care Assistance). Contact 270-746-7072 for information.

Day Care rates are subject to change with 30 days prior notice to families.


Payment by check or money order can be made at your child's classroom or at the WKUCCC Office in Room 125


Credit Cards

You can also pay online with Visa®, MasterCard® or Discover® Cards!  Click HERE.

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 Last Modified 1/5/23