Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.92
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Western Kentucky University
PAE-T2-4: Childcare

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Vincent Santoro
Graduate Assistant
Office of Sustainability
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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:

WKU Campus Childcare Center, located in Jones Jaggers Hall, offers Early Head Start (Birth to three) and Head Start ( 3-5). If families meet income guidelines( KY Poverty) then half a day of their care is free. If they wish, they may pay for the other half,or we suggest to them that they check out a child care subsidy organization. If the family qualifies then they at least get the opportunity to receive a half a day of quality care for free to allow them to work, continue education, etc. They can choose either 7:30-12:30 session or 12:30-5:30 session. About 60% of our families are students, and we also care for the children of faculty and staff.

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

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