Program Info

About Our Programs

Goodwin Connections serves parents who are determined to build a future for their families with the help of a certificate or college degree. We offer two comprehensive programs that are centered around the needs of parents as they work toward their college degrees.

Family Connections Program

Our Family Connections Program supports the entire family. This program is designed to meet the needs of student parents who don’t meet the requirements for government-funded childcare assistance programs or are unable to afford what’s left of childcare expenses after government funding has been applied. Student parents who are accepted into this program may receive childcare tuition assistance of up to $2,200 per quarter, per child.

Student Parent Success Program (New for Fall 2022!)

Our Student Parent Success program is a support system for student parents who don’t need financial assistance with childcare but face challenges in other areas. The cornerstone of this program is financial assistance with family essentials, including diapers, food, clothing, transportation costs, and unexpected utility bills—up to $500 a year.

The goals of the Family Connections and Student Parent Success Programs are:

  • For parents to graduate from college or earn their certificate on a timeline that supports long-term success.
  • For parents to build a brighter financial future for their family through a sustainable career after graduation.
  • For their children to have a quality, early-learning experience.

Program Benefits

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Ready to apply?

We operate on a rolling application cycle, meaning we review applications year-round and invite students to apply as space becomes available. The first step is to visit our application page and complete the INTEREST FORM FOR STUDENT PARENTS. When you are done filling out the form, please click SUBMIT, in the bottom right corner.

If you would like to learn more about your eligibility, please visit our eligibility guidelines page. Also, answers to your questions may be found on our frequently asked questions page.

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Goodwin Connections is committed to assuring equal access to services, programs, and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of Goodwin Connections to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individuals to apply. Further, it is the policy of the Goodwin Connections to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers. If you need accommodation, please contact us at or 206-526-7944 ext. 4

Goodwin Connections will not condone any harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or any other protected classification under applicable laws.