UAA launches Childcare Task Force

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

UAA Chancellor Fran Ulmer has initiated a Childcare Task Force to consider how to make quality childcare more affordable and available to more UAA students, staff and faculty.

The group will review childcare services through Tanaina Child Development Center (TCDC) and whether there should be a role for College of Education faculty and students.

A variety of childcare options will be considered, including full-time preschool childcare, drop-in childcare (daily and/or evenings) and childcare as part of educational programs (labs, observation rooms, classrooms, etc.)

Partnerships with other major employers also will be explored, including Providence Hospital, which is planning to build a new childcare facility, and British Petroleum, which is also looking to expand its childcare offerings. Other potential partnerships and sources of information are Best Beginnings, the Anchorage School District and the State of Alaska.

Read more about the task force plans here.

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