NEW ALBANY, IN (May 13, 2013) – The Indiana University Southeast Children’s Center is now a state-licensed facility.
The Children’s Center applied for a state license early last fall and the license was granted to the facility this spring.
Becoming a state-licensed facility will allow the Children’s Center to be used by the University as a state observation and practicum site for students and classes, as well as to apply for additional state and federal funding.
Parents who use the center can now sign-up to participate in the Child and Adult Food Program for free or reduced rate lunches and may also be eligible to receive additional state and federal funding to subsidize daycare. As a state-licensed facility, the Children’s Center will provide all meals for every child rather than asking parents to supply breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
Wanda Borrego, coordinator of the Children’s Center, hopes that by becoming a state-licensed facility more community members will be persuaded to use the center, especially since the center has adjusted its hours to accommodate outside usage.
IU Southeast began providing child care for students in 1978. Since then, the Center has been open to all students, faculty, staff, and the community. The Children’s Center is operated by the University and is subsidized by Student Activity Fees. IU Southeast is the only university in the Southern Indiana/Greater Louisville region offering on-site child care.
The Children’s Center provides a safe environment, trained staff, and structured learning activities for potty trained children ages 3 through 13. Rates and hours can be found at www.ius.edu/campuslife/childrencenter.