The University has undertaken a set of steps related to child care planning for the Twin Cities campus. The steps were shaped to align with guiding values and values recommended by the Provost's Child Care Advisory Committee (PCCAC), which was jointly convened by the president, provost, and University governance leaders in spring 2018. (View committee report.)
- Unification of the Shirley G. Moore Lab School (SMLS) and the Child Development Center (CDC) into a single, academically rooted program within CEHD. The unified, research-based program will accommodate all children currently served by existing Lab School and CDC. A program integration planning process is under way as part of CEHD collegiate academic planning. Concurrently, University Services is working with CEHD on strategic expansion of the current CDC building in order to serve the unified program. Information and FAQs about this college-led process can be found on the CEHD program unification website: unifiedprogram.umn.edu.
- Phase-in of new child care capacity on or near campus, through an RFP process overseen by University Services to identify potential additional child care options through collaborations with external providers. An agreement was reached in early 2020 between the University and the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities that will allow for the opening of a child care program on the Twin Cities East Bank campus, with projected completion in summer 2021. The program will be operated by the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities and serve an estimated 150 children, with priority enrollment for children of University faculty, staff, and students. The program will meet quality criteria aligned with the recommendations of the campus advisory committee.
News and Updates
Report of Provost's Child Care Advisory Committee
of the Provost's Child Care Advisory Committee for the TC campus (Aug. 2018)
Provost and VP UServices 5/22/19: Update on Child Care Planning for the Twin Cities Campus