While there is a child care center already on campus, this grant gives Pell-eligible students a significant discount, who will pay no more than 50 percent of total cost.
“Many parents find it difficult to go back to school because of a lack of accessible and high-quality child-care service,” stated Steve Johnson, Sinclair president. “By providing an on-campus child-care center we are able to eliminate a major accessibility gap for our student-parents.”
Under the Sinclair program, eligible students can get child care subsidies at three Mini University centers: the Early Childhood Education Center, which is on-campus, Montgomery County Mini University, and the planned Hope Center for Families Mini University, anticipated to open fall 2019.
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Sinclair students must be Pell-eligible, registered for six credit hours, and be in good academic standing, Sinclair stated.
Students who get the subsidies will also work with a “Student Success Coach” who will make referrals to campus and community resources.