Parenting & Childcare

Early Registration for Parent Scholars

To qualify, you must have at least one dependent child who is currently under the age of 18 for which you will provide more than half of their financial support. 

If you meet the above criteria, log into your myHumboldt, open Student Center, and select ‘My Personal Information’ and ‘Dependents’ from the drop down menu. You will then be asked to provide your youngest dependent(s) date of birth. 

The above process must be completed by Friday, October 13 in order to receive early registration for the Spring 2024 semester. If you miss this deadline, you can still submit your self-certification so you can receive early registration for the next available term.


BenefitsCAL- CalFresh, CalWORKs, Medi-Cal

One application; three programs. You can apply for food, cash, and health care with a single application.

It takes an average of 30-minutes to complete an application. Plus, you can start and save an application if you need more time

We want you to get the support you need. Between homework, working, and family, we know you have lots of priorities that you’re managing. Getting food, cash, and/or health care coverage could be one less thing on your mind. That means you’ll have more time to focus on your educational goals!


Humboldt Children Center

Our center is located on campus at 14th and A Streets.

Infant Room: 3 -12 months
Younger Toddlers: 12 to 24 months
Older Toddlers: 18 through 36 months
Discovery: 2 1/2 through 3 years
Preschool: 3 through 5 years

Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the academic year.

Child enrollment is based upon family income, with priority given to student-parents, followed by staff, and then faculty. Our sliding fee scale is based on family size and gross monthly income. Fee subsidy is provided by a Department of Education grants and Federal grants. Student families not elgible for grant funding pay a reduced fee for services.

Fall semester registration is scheduled for the last two weeks in July. Spring semester registration takes place during the first week in January. Summer registration begins May 1st. Click here to add your child to the waiting list.

 For more information, call (707) 826-3838

Little Learners

Little Learners was developed out of the need for a high quality child care center that caters to working families, with a year round program and flexible enrollment schedules. We recognize that the families and children we serve, are our core strength and we aim to bridge the gap between the center and home. We believe in hiring highly qualified teachers to facilitate our enriching program in meeting the needs of our children and families.

Infant Room: 6 week-18 months
Toddler Room: 18 -30 months
Preschool: 2-6 years
PRE-K (Prerequisite required for Pre-K program): 4-6 years

Contact Information and Locations

Northcoast Children's Services

Northcoast Children’s Services programs are comprehensive child development programs providing center and home-based options with a focus on education, health, nutrition and social services to pregnant women and/or families with children ages 0-5.

Phone: (707) 822-7206 or (800) 808-7206 (toll free)
Fax: (707) 822-7962

Downloadable Parenting Resources HERE


Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is for income-eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women, and children under the age of 5 who have a nutritional need. WIC is a federally funded program, administered by the California Department of Public Health. WIC services include nutrition and health information, monthly food benefits for healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other community resources.

Who is eligible for WIC

  • Infants
  • Children under 5
  • Pregnant Women
  • Postpartum Women up to 1 year

Newly pregnant individuals, many working families, including military and migrant families, are eligible for WIC. Dads, foster parents, and guardians caring for children under the age of 5 are encouraged to apply! U.S. citizenship is not a requirement for receiving WIC.

Eureka WIC Clinic 

317 2nd St. Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 445-6255

Text: 1-888-416-6984

McKinleyville WIC Clinic 

The Center at McKinleyville, 1615 Heartwood Drive McKinleyville, CA 95519

(707) 839-1173

Text: 1-888-416-6984

Fortuna WIC Clinic

3306 Renner Drive, Fortuna, CA 95540

Call: (707) 726-9427

Text: 1-888-416-6984

Garberville WIC Clinic

727 Cedar Street, Garberville, CA 95542

Call: 707-923-2779

Text: 1-888-416-6984