Panther Cubs Child Care

The Panther Cubs Child Care provides care for children of Purdue University North Central students, staff and faculty during the Fall and Spring semesters while classes are in session. A professional director and staff provide a program combining planned activities and supervised play.

Eligibility Cooking Pic

Children ages 3 (provided they are toilet trained) through 7 (up until their 8th birthday), are eligible to enroll. School- aged children (Kindergarten- 5th Grade) are welcome during school breaks, weather cancellations, and evenings. Prior to using this service, a parent must complete all enrollment forms and obtain a receipt of prepayment from the Bursar.

Hours and Location

  • Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Open during Finals Week
  • Closed on weekends. Closed during the summer and when classes are not in session.
  • Located in LSF 135


The center charges an hourly fee for child care, payable in advance at the Bursar’s Office:

  • Student Rate: $2.25/hour for the first child ($1.50/hour for each additional child in a family)
  • Faculty/Staff Rate: $2.50/hour for the first child ($2.00/hour for each additional child in a family)


Themed exploration centers are available daily for children to enjoy including dramatic play, science and discovery, blocks, literacy, art, life skills and more! Items available in the centers are always changing to suit the interests of the children. Examples of other daily activities may include:

• Calendar and Weather • Story Telling and Songs • Spanish Language
• Letters, Numbers, and Colors • Show and Tell • Projects and Crafts

Children also have the opportunity to participate in special activities throughout the school year including a carnival, trick-or-treating, seasonal parties, a fiesta to celebrate Spanish words learned, and more!

Meet the Staff

Molly_Campbell1 Molly Campbell
Childcare Director
(219) 785-5242

For general information visit the Dean of Students Office located in LSF 103 or call (219) 785-5230.

Enrollment Forms

Annual Enrollment Form , Temporary 1-Day Enrollment FormInformation Card , Parent Handbook