Program Info

About The Family Connections Program

Goodwin Connections serves parents who are determined to build a future for their families with the help of a college degree. Our Family Connections Program makes quality childcare and preschool more affordable for parents who are attending college full time.

When families are accepted into the program, they become eligible for childcare or preschool tuition assistance for their children to cover out-of-pocket costs, career resources, basic needs support, a holiday program as well as ongoing support from Goodwin Connections staff. The Family Connections Program is a program you apply for and participate in for the duration of your degree.

The goals of the Family Connections Program are:

  • For parents to graduate from college 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.

The benefits of the Family Connection Program include:

  • Childcare and preschool tuition assistance for out-of-pocket costs.
  • Career development resources.
  • Basic needs and holiday season support.
  • Referrals and ongoing support from staff.

More about childcare and preschool tuition assistance:

The childcare/preschool tuition assistance is intended to be “gap” funding to cover parents’ out-of-pocket costs for childcare once all other assistance has been applied to their childcare invoice. All student parents are required to apply for any additional assistance they may be eligible for before they are eligible for funding from Goodwin Connections.

Ready to apply?

To apply, please visit our application page for the most updated information. There is additional information about program eligibility on our eligibility guidelines page. Lastly, you can find additional information on the program 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.