Hours of Operation

The Bartos Child and Family Center is open:

Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Before and After School Care:

 7:30am – 8:45 am and 3:15pm-5:30pm



The center is closed for seven holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving (two days), Christmas (two days), New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day.


Severe Weather Policy

The Center remains open unless the University is delayed or closed.  If the University is opening late the Center will open one hour before.  If the University is closing early, the Center will close one hour later.  If University classes are cancelled or delayed, this does not affect the Center.

For information on the Bartos Child and Family Center status during severe weather call the Shippensburg University hotline at 477- 1200. – The Child and Family Center’s voicemail (477-1792) and Facebook page will also reflect the Center’s status.

Due to licensing restrictions regarding room capacities and teacher to child ratios, we do not provide care to school-age children on days where there are delays or when the school district is closed because of inclement weather. The center provides care on scheduled school holidays and a full-day/full-week program during the summer.