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Webinar: Financing Child Care for College Students with Children: Opportunities to Support Two Generations of Learners (November 30, 2012)

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When Nov 30, 2012
from 01:00 PM to 02:15 PM
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Financing Child Care for College Students with Children:

Opportunities to Support Two Generations of Learners

Hosted by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR)

Student Parent Success Initiative (SPSI)

Friday, November 30, 2012, 1:00-2:15 p.m. E.T.

 

Speakers:

  • Anne Mitchell, President, Early Childhood Policy Research , co-founder, Alliance for Early Childhood Finance, and former President, National Association for the Education of Young Children.
  • Todd Boressoff, Toolkit author, and President, Boressoff Early Childhood Consultancies
  • Christine Johnson-Staub, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Law and Social Policy
  • Lynn Edlefson, Director, University of Wisconsin Office of Child Care and Family 
    Resources and Board Treasurer, National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers
  • Moderator: Tiffany Boiman, Senior Outreach and Policy Analyst, IWPR

Access to high-quality early care and education (ECE) can have critical multi-generational benefits. It improves children's social and cognitive outcomes and enhances parents' ability to fulfill their educational and career ambitions, and provide economic security for their families. College students with children are often single parents, and are more likely than other students to be first generation college students and to have low-incomes. The stakes are high for these students and the families they support.

This webinar highlighted a variety of federal, state, and local funding sources that can, and have been, harnessed to launch and maintain child care resources for college students. It shared findings from a toolkit on financing child care for students with children, by IWPR and the National Coalition of Campus Children's Centers.

Topics included:

  • The role of early childhood education in student parent success, and how it might be better integrated into postsecondary education systems.
  • Real-world examples of federal, state, and local funding sources that have been used to fund child care for student parents; and
  • Perspectives on fundraising from campus early care and education professionals.

 

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