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Students lack accessibility to childcare, but push forward

Students lack accessibility to childcare, but push forward

Gabi Wy, Special to The Shield
March 1, 2017
Filed under Features

When Mariah Wilhite became pregnant with her son Grayson during her freshman year, others told her to abort her child so she could finish her degree. “They said I wouldn’t be able to graduate and finish school,” the junior social work major said. “They said I wouldn’t be able to live my...

Show to feature children’s art

Show to feature children’s art

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer
April 13, 2016
Filed under Features

Children wouldn’t be allowed to make art projects with glass or wire in a typical classroom for children ages 2 to 5. But USI’s Children’s Learning Center uses the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching. “We believe that children are able to use the materials in an appropriate fashion,” said J...

Child policy protects “most precious resource”

Gabi Wy
September 8, 2015
Filed under News

As the Children’s Learning Center Manager and a mother Jamie Madigan is “proud of the university for developing child protection policy.” USI’s Child Protection Committee (CPC) developed and recently released the new Child Protection Policy. Madigan said the learning center, which caters...

Students across campus benefit from Learning Center

Rachel Christian
March 18, 2014
Filed under News

Last semester, 200 students were placed in the Children's Learning Center (CLC), USI's on-campus childcare facility. In the fall of 2012, the CLC transitioned to a formal lab school. Instead of functioning as only a daycare, it now operates as a hands-on learning lab for USI education majors. The...

Wait common with Learning Center’s credentials

Rachel Christian
February 22, 2014
Filed under News

A widely advertised service available to students, staff and faculty is the Children's Learning Center, but many people are unaware of how long the waiting list is. The center provides daycare and preschool services for children between the ages of two and five and offers discounts for those with...

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