Students Who Are Parents
PLU is committed to supporting it’s students and assisting them attain their educational goals. Below is a list of resources for PLU students who are parents and/or are expecting. Students with specific questions are invited to contact The Diversity Center, Commuter & Transfer Student Connections, The Center for Gender Equity, and/or the Health Center.
PLU cannot recommend daycare sites or facilitate child care in any way. However, please check out the following community resources available to you:
Trinity Lutheran Childcare
Our program emphasizes learning social skills through teaching how to take turns, to share, to stand in line and to sit quietly in circle time. We also emphasize respecting the teacher and other children, behaving respectfully in God’s house, and especially that God loves us all the time. Visit the Trinity Lutheran Childcare website here.
The Muse: A Children’s Center
The Muse: A Children’s Center offers high quality, licensed child care that emphasizes a child-centered approach to early learning. The Muse is a program of the Greentrike. At The Muse children are seen as capable, contributing, and compassionate citizens of our community who partner with teachers to discover exploration and learning opportunities within their environment. Visit The Muse website for information about enrollment, tuition rates and more.
The City of Tacoma
Provides information and resources to assist you in securing childcare. Please visit the Tacoma Childcare Resource and Referral website for more information.
The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF)
Provides information for children, parents and family, providers and educators. Please visit the Department of Children, Youth, and Families website for more information.
Washington State 2-1-1
Health and Human Services Information and Referrals. Includes other assistance to meet needs. Please visit the Washington State 2-1-1 website for more information.
Disclaimer: The Pacific Lutheran University does not recommend or endorse any childcare provider or service. These are only to serve as additional resources for those seeking childcare providers and related services.
PLU has a convenient, private Lactation Room for breastfeeding mothers. This quiet space is equipped with comfortable seating, power outlets, and access to a restroom.
Location: Downstairs Women’s restroom in the Mortvedt Library
Questions or concerns contact Human Resources at
The PLU Health Center provides a variety of resources including Family Planning, Pregnancy Testing, STI Testing, and Referrals to local providers.
The Voices Against Violence Program provides advocacy services for survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and intimate partner violence.
Students with questions about accommodations or Title IX connected with their pregnant and parenting identity are encouraged to connect with the Dean of Students about their questions. Details about their contact information can be found here: https://www.plu.edu/srr/