Child Care Information
Child care and child care assistance are available to students at the University of Kentucky. The information below is a collection of resources –
Child Care Council of Kentucky
- Child Care Cost Assistance
- A Centralized Resource Center
- Referral to Quality Child Care
The Child Care Council of Kentucky (CCC) was established in 1984 as part of a national network of non-profit agencies. The Council provides advocacy and referral information to parents in the Central Kentucky area.
- Guidance to families in finding quality child care
- Assistance to families in paying the high cost of child care
- Support for working parents
- Programs and training that meets parents’ special needs
Contact the CCC at (859) 254-9176.
Child Care Grant
- Funds for Child Care
- Available to Part-Time and Full-Time Students
The University of Kentucky Student Government Association offers a child care grant to UK students who have dependent child/children. The grant is a need-based award offered during the Fall and Spring Semesters. Application forms are available at the SGA Web site at www.uksga.org under the “Applications” link.
- Be officially admitted to the University of Kentucky
- Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Provide an estimate of household monthly living expenses
Contact the SGA at (859) 257-3191.
Early Childhood Laboratory
- On-campus Child Care
- Learning Activities
The UK Early Childhood Laboratory offers children’s programs based on simple routines and careful planning by experienced early childhood educators. The programs offer many learning activities in art, language arts, music, science, pre-math, food preparation and nutrition, dramatic play, large and small muscle skills, and perceptual motor and sensory motor experiences. Enrollment is open to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years and decisions are based on the need to enroll a variety of children from varying backgrounds
Applications assessed on:
- Birth month
- Special needs
- Date of application
Contact Early Childhood Laboratory at (859) 257-7732.
- On-site Child Care and Counseling
- Affordable Housing
- Located Near Campus
Virginia Place is a One-Parent Family Facility providing a transitional living/learning setting for unemployed or underemployed parents who desire to become self-sufficient. The primary purpose of the Virginia Place program is to help these parents and their children develop the educational skills needed to achieve self sufficiency. Virginia Place is located at 1156 Horseman’s Lane, Lexington, KY 40504.
- Be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D. certificate
- Be enrolled full time in a post-secondary educational institution
- Be a single parent with primary custody of children
- Have at least one child who is daycare eligible.
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be eligible for Section 8 Housing
Contact Virginia Place at (859) 252-4828.
Woodland Early Learning Center
- Located Near Campus
- Student Discount
- NAEYC Accredited
Woodland Early Learning Centers and the University of Kentucky have partnered to bring quality early education to the University of Kentucky campus. Woodland Early Learning Center offers care to over 150 children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age at a discounted rate for UK students. Woodland Early Learning Center is located at 575 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508.
Woodland Early Learning Center provides:
- Programs designed for every age in a safe, nurturing, and fun environment
- Caring, experienced instructors who offer personalized attention and support
- Environment that infuses play with rich learning experiences and builds self-confidence, social skills and academic readiness
Contact Woodland Early Learning Center at (859) 255-3444.