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Group continues efforts to improve child care
The November 2004 report of the Task Force on Health and Well-Being estimated that 140 to 150 additional child care spaces are needed, particularly for infants and toddlers.
Princeton NJ — The implementation of a backup care program is one of several efforts initiated by the University’s Child Care Working Group.
Last fall, the group worked with the offices of human resources, community and state affairs, and public affairs to create a set of child care options for the early November school holidays and plans to offer similar information for spring break. The group also helped organize a Summer Camp Expo on Feb. 2 to provide faculty, staff and graduate students with information on opportunities for children of all ages.
The information and registration session for spring break programs is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the lobby of Dillon Gym. In addition to representatives from organizations offering programs during spring break, a representative from Work Options Group will be available to answer questions and register participants for the backup care program.
The Child Care Working Group is continuing to develop plans for a major expansion of child care on campus. The November 2004 report of the Task Force on Health and Well-Being estimated that 140 to 150 additional child care spaces are needed, particularly for infants and toddlers.
The group is chaired by Joan Girgus, professor of psychology and special assistant to the dean of the faculty on matters relating to gender equity. Other members are: Ann Halliday, associate secretary of the University and special assistant to the president; Ben Hammond, director of planning and administration in the Office of the Executive Vice President; Robin Moscato, senior associate director of undergraduate financial aid; Alison Nelson, manager of benefits in the Office of Human Resources; Mary Piteo, work/life coordinator in the Office of Human Resources; and Terri Harris Reed, associate provost for institutional equity.