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Campus Child Care Advisory Committee

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The Campus Child Care Advisory Committee makes recommendations and provides advice to the Vice Chancellor for Resource Management & Planning. In turn, the Vice Chancellor for Resource Management & Planning works with colleagues across the University to obtain their support and approval for recommendations and suggestions that enhance the environment and the community.

The Campus Child Care 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 primary venue for 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 child care matters with particular attention to availability, equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Focus on high-quality child care facilities and services, for children aged 3 months to 5 years (which may include collaboration with other departments in order to access health screenings, breastfeeding support services and ongoing parent education for families).
  • Make recommendations, supported with fiscal analyses, on child care services, which aim to meet diverse and unique needs of faculty, students, and staff 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 child care 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 services, 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
  • Review specific issues and existing policies, procedures and services related to the needs of families with young children
  • 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
  • Communicate information about available resources for families with the UC San Diego community, faculty, students, and staff 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 child care services

Committee Members

See the current member list.

Questions?

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