The University of Guelph is consciously striving to provide equal opportunity for academically qualified students who are pregnant or have child care responsibilities, and to overcome barriers to full participation by such students in the University community. To this end, the University faculty and administration are sensitive to the need to assist students who are pregnant, or are parents, when unforeseen family responsibilities interfere with their educational endeavours. Students who require special consideration due to pregnancy or child care responsibilities are encouraged to speak to their course instructors or academic counsellors.
There are a number of facilities at the University of Guelph which are part of an on campus child care system designed to meet the need for child care services in the university community. The programs aim to provide a stimulating and caring environment for children while at the same time offering support to families.
Campus Child Care Co-operative of Guelph
The Campus Child Care Co-operative of Guelph is a registered charitable organization incorporated as a co-operative non-profit day care. The centre is located on the edge of the University campus and offers care for 62 children between the ages of 3 months and 6 years. There are full-time and part-time programs offered weekly from 07:30 - 17:30. The child care centre is a family-supportive setting governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by the parent body. Parents are welcome to visit and participate in the program. The facility is open to children of OMAF employees, faculty, staff and students of the University and to the Guelph community. Subsidy is available for families that qualify for assistance. For further information contact Karen Hunter, Director at 822-1280.
University of Guelph Child Care and Learning Centre
The University of Guelph Child Care and Learning Centre is located on campus at the corner of East Ring Road and Arboretum Road. The Child Care and Learning Centre operates within the Division of Student Affairs in collaboration with the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, within the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. The Centre has three primary goals:
The Centre offers 109 child care spaces for up to 10 infants, 15 toddlers, 64 preschoolers and 20 kindergarteners. Care is available for children from three months to 5 or 6 years of age on a full or part-time basis, Mondays through Fridays from 07:30 to 17:30. Parents may get involved in several ways, including membership on the Child Care Advisory Board, attending parent information meetings, observing their children at play by using the specially designed observation facilities, or by visiting their child at any point during the day. Spaces are open to faculty, staff and students of the University of Guelph and to the Guelph community. Subsidy is available for families that qualify for financial assistance. Written enquiries may be directed to: Judy Callahan, Director, Child Care Services, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, or call 824-4120 extension 52682.
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