Warren County Community College - Onsite Daycare

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Everyday millions of people become parents. “Parents of dependent children make up nearly a quarter (3.9 million) of the 17 million undergraduate students in the United States, and half of those (1.9 million) are single parents. Women are the majority of students in postsecondary settings and they also make up a larger proportion of student parents” (“Colleges Need More Child Care”). According to the 2009 demographic census, the County of Warren in New Jersey—surrounded by 22 Municipalities— has a population of 14,023 of children under the age of 10 (“Warren County Complete Analysis”). The County of Warren has two large colleges: Centenary College, which is a 4-year, private institution, and Warren County Community College, a 2-year, public institution. However, neither of these colleges offer on-site daycare for their students. Community colleges are less likely to have on-site child care than four-year colleges despite the fact that most student-parents attend community colleges. The addition of an on-campus daycare at Warren County Community College would cause great advantages f...

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