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.


  • 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.


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)

After the hour you will be charged according to the following schedule:

  • 1-7 min.= $ .25
  • 8-14 min.= $ .50
  • 15-21 min.= $ .75
  • 22-28 min.= $1.00
  • 29-35 min.= $1.25
  • 36-42 min.= $1.50
  • 43-48 min.= $1.75
  • 49-54 min.= $2.00
  • 55-60 min.= $2.25

Daily Activities

There are different centers available to explore including: dramatic play, science/ discovery, blocks, literacy, art and more! Items available in the centers are always changing to suit the theme or interests of the children.

Examples of structured activities include:

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

Special Activities

  • September Carnival
  • Campus Trick or Treat
  • Thanksgiving Feast
  • Lunch with Santa
  • Valentines Party
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Fiesta celebrating Spanish words learned


Enrollment Form
Temporary 1-Day Enrollment Form
Information Card
Parent Handbook 2014-15

Hours and Location Information:

Fall and Spring Semesters (including Finals Week)

Monday – Thursday, 7:30am – 7:00pm

Friday, 7:30am – 3:30pm

Closed on weekends. Closed in summer and when classes are not in session.

LSF 135

Contact Information:

For questions and registration information please visit the Dean of Students Office in LSF 103.

Molly Campbell, Childcare Director                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (219) 785-5242