2004-2005 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

XIV. General Information

Child Care

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:

  • to provide family-sensitive, family-centred programs for children while their parents work or study

  • to provide a resource for the academic community in which observation of children, research and practica experiences can take place

  • to demonstrate excellence in child care and student training

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 Parent Advisory Council, 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.