ERIC Number: EJ771053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: N/A
Kids on Campus
Keyes, Carol R.; Boulton, Pamla J.
Academe, v93 n4 p41-43 Jul-Aug 2007
Campus children's centers across the City University of New York system have changed substantially since the first one opened at Brooklyn College in 1950. The CUNY system now boasts eighteen such centers, each tailored to fit the needs of its particular campus. Twenty years ago the National Coalition of Campus Child Care Centers (NCCCC) conducted an evaluation of the CUNY centers, and this year Carol Keyes, the project director of the 1987 evaluation, reviewed the improvements that have taken place since the evaluation. Then results of the review, as well as the analysis of problems that still remain at CUNY, may help other multi-campus university systems as they attempt to coordinate childcare options. This article begins by describing how eighteen campus children's programs in the CUNY system, founded over the past half century, differ in important ways. Then it describes the findings of the initial evaluation in 1987 and the changes since then. Finally, it examines areas of concern that still exist in funding, administrators' understanding, directors' qualifications, and research.
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Campuses, Urban Universities, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Early Childhood Education, Financial Support
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York