The Family-Friendly Campus Imperative: Supporting Success Among Community College Students with Children

Barbara Gault, Ph.D., Elizabeth Noll, Ph.D., Lindsey Reichlin Cruse, M.A.

March 20, 2017
  • ID: C442

This paper presents a portrait of the community college student parent population, their unique needs, and discusses the role that child care plays in their educational success. It provides an analysis of the availability of child care on community college campuses, a state-by-state review of student parents’ eligibility for Child Care Development Fund subsidy programs, and a description of strategies that community colleges can adopt to expand access to affordable, quality child care. This paper is based on research funded by the Lumina Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and is part of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research’s (IWPR) Student Parent Success Initiative.