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Family Friendly Advisory Committee

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The Family-friendly Advisory Committee (FFAC) makes recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for Resource Management & Planning (VCRMP), who works with Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC) and colleagues across the University to obtain their support and approval for recommendations and suggestions that enhance the environment and the community.

The Family Friendly Advisory Committee also provides a focus for child care concerns within the UC San Diego community by facilitating discussion on the preservation and expansion of high-quality childcare facilities and services for UC San Diego.

The committee advises the Vice Chancellor for Resource Management & Planning in matters concerning the UC San Diego community and its needs for child care, including:

  • Serve as a source and repository for all information, surveys, studies and policies concerning child care needs of the UC San Diego community
  • Serve as the main body for the discussion and formulation of policies to be recommended to the Vice Chancellor for Resource Management & Planning concerning child care issues at UC San Diego
  • Raise awareness on all family care matters with particular attention to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Focus on high-quality child care facilities and services, elder care support services, lactation accommodation, breastfeeding support services and parent education for all families
  • Make recommendations, supported with fiscal analysis/assessments, on family-friendly supportive programs and services, which aim to meet diverse and unique needs of students, staff and faculty who live, learn, and work on and off campus

Currently, child care at UC San Diego is offered through three programs:  the UC San Diego Early Childhood Education Center, Mesa Child Development Program and the Infant and Preschool Referral Program. In order to facilitate the preservation and expansion of high-quality childcare facilities for UC San Diego, the committee will:

  • Apprise the Vice Chancellor for Resource Management & Planning of the immediate and long-term needs of child care programs, who in turn reports those needs to the Chancellor on a routine basis
  • Work to maintain high quality, affordable child care for faculty, students and staff within the UC San Diego community
  • Advocate for a consistent and equitable family-friendly culture at UC San Diego
  • Review specific issues and existing policies, procedures and programs related to the needs of families, and make recommendations to support a family-friendly culture at UC San Diego for all families
  • Advocate for and recommend high-quality early care and education programs, including issues related to licensing and quality assurance for all campus child care programs
  • Promote equity of access to family support services and resources regardless of UC San Diego affiliation.
  • Share information about family services and resources with the UC San Diego community, specifically students, staff, and faculty families
  • Communicate findings and recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for Resource Management & Planning in matters concerning the UC San Diego community and its needs for family support services

Members

Questions?

Contact Barbara Brown, Executive Assistant, (858) 534-6821.