Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.12
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2014
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Portland State University
PAE-T2-4: Childcare

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Jenny McNamara
Sustainability Manager
Campus Sustainability Office
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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:

Student Parent Services:
-Childcare resources: “SPS provides current listings of childcare providers, as well as consumer education, and individual consultation to assist parents in their search and selection of childcare. The program helps parents discern their concerns regarding child and family issues and locate child and family resources in the community that can help. SPS offers support groups, parenting workshops, and forums on child and family issues.”
-Financial resources: “SPS offers childcare financial assistance to low-income student parents who use off-campus childcare, and an emergency loan program for student parents who are confronted with unforeseen financial crises.”

ASPSU Children's Center:
-The Center is an alternative to full time care for children ages 1 year through 6 years of age. There is a minimum four - hour block twice a week. It is paid for by student fees. The Center is open to children of student, staff and faculty.

Helen Gordon Child Development Services:
-HGCDS is “Portland State University's on campus, full-day infant/toddler, preschool and kindergarten program and laboratory, which serves 200 children aged four-months to six years.” It is available to students, faculty, staff, and a small portion of community members. Rates are subsidized for PSU students with need. Rates are also slightly discounted for staff and faculty compared to community members.

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

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