Wake Forest University has partnered with KinderCare Learning Companies for Employers to establish a third-party operated child care and early education center at the University Corporate Center. The center is projected to open in September 2024.

KinderCare has more than 50 years of experience providing early childhood care and education and has the most nationally-accredited early learning centers of any private provider in the country. KinderCare also has experience partnering with higher education institutions to provide employer-sponsored child care and early education opportunities.

KinderCare at Wake Forest University will provide infant through pre-k care and will be designed for 5-Star NC quality-rated licensure and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation.

KinderCare at Wake Forest University

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KinderCare Learning Companies

Enrollment & Waitlist

Interested families should visit the center webpage and complete the “Contact this center” form. A KinderCare enrollment specialist will contact you to begin the enrollment process and/or answer any questions.

Priority Enrollment Groups & Tuition

As an employer-sponsored child care facility, Wake Forest University faculty, staff, and students on the Primary Campus (which includes Wake Downtown and Graylyn) receive priority enrollment and tuition rates. You must be logged into your WFU email to view the tuition document. The chart below outlines additional enrollment groups in order of waitlist priority.

GroupEligible Dependents
1Siblings of those already enrolled (after the initial enrollment period)
2Reynolda Campus (including Graylyn and Wake Downtown) employees and degree-seeking students
3Reynolda House employees; School of Medicine employees and degree-seeking students; AHWFB Medical Center employees; affiliate employees (Budd Group, Follett, Harvest Table) who work full-time at a WFU property
4Community members

Frequently Asked Questions

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