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Improving Outcomes for Low-Income Student Parents: The Role of Child Care Access on College Campuses (March 23, 2011)

March 23, 2011
  • SPSI
When Mar 23, 2011
from 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where SEIU Conference Center, 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
Contact Name Kevin Miller
Contact Phone 202-785-5100
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Lunch will be served.

Space is limited, so please RSVP online.

Registration will close on March 21, 2011.

Please join the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) for a special event to discuss the role of child care in promoting higher education among low-income parents. The discussion will include a presentation of findings from IWPR's new report Improving Child Care Access to Promote Postsecondary Success among Low-Income Parentsand will address policy and program interventions intended to improve child care access, as well as the challenges faced by student parents attempting to improve their credentials.

Distinguished experts will include:

Keynote Speaker: Joan Lombardi, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary and Inter-Departmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Sherrill Mosee, President and founder of Family Care Solutions, Inc., Philadelphia, and President of the Higher Education Alliance of Advocates for Students with Children

Todd Boressoff, President of Early Childhood Consultancies and former policy chair of the National Coalition of Campus Child Care Centers

Kevin Miller, Ph.D., IWPR Senior Research Associate and report author

This event is a part of IWPR's Student Parent Success Initiative. With the increased emphasis on ensuring a prepared workforce, as well as the prospect of significant cuts in key federal funding streams, the time is ripe for a dynamic discussion about the critical role played by child care access for the four million student parents pursuing postsecondary education in the United States.

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