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.

Our goal is to provide a safe environment for children to explore the world around them through a combination of play and structured activities. Children will have fun while participating in activities, engaging in play, and learning valuable life skills.

- Molly Campbell, Childcare Director


Children ages 2 through 7 (children must be turning three by December 1st of a particular school year and up until their 8th birthday), provided they are toilet trained, will be accepted. Prior to using this service, a parent must complete all enrollment forms and obtain a receipt of prepayment from the Bursar’s Office.

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 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
  • Crafts
  • Show and Tell
  • Letters, Numbers, and Colors

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!


Enrollment Form
Temporary 1-Day Enrollment Form
Information Card
Parent Handbook

Contact Information:

Molly Campbell, Childcare Director                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (219) 785-5242

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