As demand for childcare on campus grows, choosing how to provide it is difficult

July 5, 2019

“The need for campus child care is growing — and not just among instructors and graduate students,” writes Liam Knox. The author cites a number of US studies that demonstrate this growing need, including a 2014 study showing that nearly five million undergraduate students in the US are parents, and another noting that access to affordable child care “is one of the most important factors in a student-parent’s decision to enrol at a college or university.” The debate about providing such services, Knox continues, tends to centre on the issue of resources, which in turn raises the question of whether such services should be provided by an institution itself or by a contracted third-party provider. Chronicle of Higher Education (International)