Expanding the UCSC Child Care Center

New expanded child care center for student, staff, and faculty parents coming to campus

A work group with representation from the Staff Advisory Board, the Committee on Faculty Welfare, the Academic Senate's Committee on Planning and Budget, the Student Union Assembly, the Graduate Student Association, and campus administrators was recently appointed to develop the program for our child care expansion as part of the Student Housing West project.

Student Housing West will bring approximately 3,000 beds to campus. It is being delivered through a public-private partnership and will provide housing for upper division undergraduates and graduate students in addition to serving students with families. The first new beds will be online for fall 2020. We have asked the developers submitting proposals for Student Housing West to incorporate a new child care facility that can serve up to 140 children, ranging from infants to school age. The new center will serve students and employees.

Whether you are a student parent, faculty or staff parent, or a member of the campus community who has an interest in the child care program, we urge you to share your thoughts, perspectives, and wishes for the type of program that the new center will provide. Please join members of the child care expansion work group at either of two open forums. You can also share your thoughts with the work group online.

Open forums:

  • Wednesday, August 2, 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. in the Media Theater (M110)
  • Thursday, August 3, 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Family Student Housing Community Room

Share your thoughts online » (The form is live until 5:00 PM on Friday, August 18, 2017)

Thank you for taking the time to provide your input for this critical and exciting new campus project!

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