Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.76
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Pennsylvania State University
Tier2-1: Childcare

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Lydia Vandenbergh
Assoc. Dir. Employee Engagement & Education
Sustainability Institute
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Does the institution have an on-site child care facility, partner with a local facility, and/or provide subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students, faculty, and staff?:

A brief description of the child care program, policy, or practice:

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State operates two childrens programs on campus: the Child Development Laboratory and the Bennett Family Center. Both programs operate on a full-day, full-year schedule and serve approximately 175 children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age. Both are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. A new expanded child care center is under construction and will be completed in 2011.

Both programs embody the three-part mission of the University: education, research, and service/outreach. Program goals include:

* providing a model of high quality early childhood care and education for children, families, and the community;
* supporting the professional development of early childhood educators through outreach activities;
* serving as a site for undergraduate training and education through observational projects and classroom participation; and
* supporting faculty and student research on child development, early childhood education, and parenting.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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