Campus: Cal Poly Pomona -- November 01, 2002
Cal Poly Pomona Children's Center Receives $597,100
Grant From Federal Department Of Education
The Cal Poly Pomona Children’s Center has been awarded a four-year
grant totaling $597,100 from the federal Department of Education. This
grant will assist the center in continuing efforts to enhance child
care services for students and diversify funding sources.
Support from the highly competitive Child Care Access Means Parents
In School grant will be used to recruit and better meet the needs of
low income student-parent families in three ways: (1) Child care services
to low-income student-parent families will be augmented beyond the three
weekly hours currently funded through the California State Department
of Education. This will provide more flexibility for parents to attend
classes. (2) Student-parents who qualify based on financial need will
pay a reduced fee for child-care services. Grant funding will provide
child care services for the equivalent of 10-20 children for one year
who are enrolled on a full-time basis. (3) A summer enrichment program
for children, ages 5-10, of low-income parents will provide meaningful
learning experiences in a high quality on-campus child care environment.
The grant will also fund a new staff position, which will monitor, maintain
and implement the grant, and lead marketing efforts to increase child
enrollment for low-income student-parent families. Funding will also
support the implementation of the National Association for the Education
of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation. The center intends to meet
the NAEYC accreditation requirements in three years.
Cal Poly Pomona Children’s Center is a nonprofit organization
operated and subsidized by the Associated Students Inc. (ASI) and the
Division of Student Affairs. For 28 years, the center has provided accessible,
affordable, convenient and quality child care services to students,
faculty, staff, alumni and community residents.
Contact: Uyen Mai (909) 869-5331, firstname.lastname@example.org