Northern Star

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

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.

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 Services’ Childcare Assistance Program, which p...