Campus Child Development Laboratory/Child Development Centers

Fall
2011
Resolution Number: 
05.03
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Budget and Finance
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Recommendation 8.1 of the draft recommendations (as of September 30, 2011) of the California Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success (established in response to Senate Bill 1143, Liu, 2010) calls for the consolidation of Child Care Tax Bailout Funds with other proposed elements of the Student Support Initiative;

Whereas, These funds, totaling $3,000,000 annually, support 46 child development laboratory schools/campus child care centers, and research has shown that the availability of campus child care allows low-income parents to enroll in classes and complete their educational goals at a significantly higher rate than their peers; and

Whereas, Lab schools and campus child care centers throughout the California Community College System are in jeopardy, and further loss of funding is sure to cause the closure of many more programs throughout the state;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose recommendation 8.1 (as of September 30, 2011) of the California Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success that calls for the consolidation of Child Care Tax Bailout Funds with other proposed elements of the Student Support Initiative.

MSC

Appendix A: California Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success

Status Report: 

The proposal to consolidate a number of categorical programs was removed from the SSTF recommendations as a consequence of the opposition to it.