Starting next spring, Cal Poly Pomona will offer night child care.
The service, which will be available from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m Monday through Thursday, will be paid for with a four-year, $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, according to a statement.
Currently, the university’s Children’s Center is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and has space for 71 children, ages 18 months through 5 years. The facility has a waiting list of 78 children.
The federal grant will pay for an expansion that will accommodate six infants and nine one-year-old children, the center’s greatest need.
The university’s division of student affairs is contributing $500,000 to the project.
“Adding evening child care will give our student parents the flexibility to take evening classes and help them stay on track for graduation,” says Celeste Salinas, director of the Children’s Center, in the statement.