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Campus childcare has become less available. A new partnership aims to change that.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Chronicle of Higher Education

The number of on-campus child-care centers has declined over the last 10 years, with the steepest declines taking place in the community-college sector. Only 45 percent of public academic institutions offered child-care services in 2019, according to research by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. The pandemic likely drove down the number of on-campus child-care centers even further, with many losing revenue when they were forced to close or when parents chose to keep their children home. Meanwhile, Head Start, the collection of federal programs for young children living in poverty, has seen enrollment declines in recent years. To combat these issues, the National Head Start Association and the Association of Community College Trustees announced a partnership on Wednesday that is meant to put more child-care facilities on campuses. 

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