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Student mothers have plentiful resources at NIU

Student mothers have plentiful resources at NIU

By Lisa Lillianstrom | September 26, 2018

Being a mother and a student can be challenging, but NIU has resources to help student parents succeed in reaching their goals.One resource available to all mothers is lactation stations. These stations are located around the campus and are private rooms...

Sadie Lang, 4, of Sycamore, plays at the sand table Friday at Campus Child Care. The center “predominately” serves student families, said Christine Kipp, director of NIU Campus Child Care.

Illinois childcare providers at risk of shutdown due to $300 million shortfall

By Alexander Chettiath | March 2, 2015

Valarie Redmond, graduate counseling student and single mother, said she doesn’t know what she’ll do if childcare providers in DeKalb County close due to a budget shortfall.Redmond is one of at least 200 NIU students using the Department of Human...

Ethan Barry, 5, makes a necklace Friday at Campus Child Care. The center provides services for student-parents, but Illinois childcare providers could close within three weeks due to a budget shortfall. The General Assembly is considering a $278 million supplemental budget that would help childcare providers.

Campus Child Care

By Kelsey Brown | March 2, 2015

Ethan Barry, 5, makes a necklace Friday at Campus Child Care. The center provides services for student-parents, but Illinois childcare providers could close within three weeks due to a budget shortfall. The General Assembly is considering a $278 million...

Campus Child Care receives four stars

By Jennifer Irocky | June 9, 2011

Last semester, NIU Campus Child Care received a four-star accreditation from NAEYC's Academy of Early Childhood Program.This accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children makes the center one of only three childcare programs...

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