Child Care


W&L provides employees access to babysitters, house-sitters, tutors, etc. through To check out their services, go to and register using your W&L email address. You can search for providers in this area, or, if you are traveling out of town and would like to take your children with you, search for providers in the city you are visiting! is recruiting for providers in this area. Encourage your favorite sitter to register as a provider at W&L students should use

Faculty Meeting Child Care

Woods Creek Montessori will remain open until 5:30 p.m. for University faculty meetings, College faculty meetings and College department head meetings. Children must be picked up no later than the allotted time. This program is open to children currently enrolled at Woods Creek or previously enrolled children up to eight years old. Woods Creek Montessori requires up-to-date registration information on each child. You must register by 4:00 p.m. one week prior to the date of the meeting to allow the school to be staffed appropriately. The extended hours may not be held if less than five children register.

Nursing Mothers

W&L supports nursing mothers by providing reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child’s birth. Assistance is provided in locating a place (other than a bathroom) that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public to be used to express breast milk. Refrigeration may be provided by Human Resources for the storage of expressed breast milk during the work day.

Parental Leave

Eligible employees must request parental leave in writing to their supervisor (staff) or department head (faculty) ninety (90) days in advance of the requested leave start date (or as early as possible in the planning phase of an adoption process). The Executive Director of Human Resources approves staff requests and the appropriate Dean approves faculty requests for parental leave. Parental leave is independent of other time off or sick leave benefits and runs concurrently with FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act).

Summer Camp Programs

Washington and Lee hosts area summer camp programs at a camp fair each spring in Elrod Commons. This is a great opportunity to meet with representatives from the camps and get a head start on planning your child's summer. We also maintain a listing of summer camps for your reference.