Special Populations Collaborative

Effective Practices for Single Parents & Displaced Homemakers

Glendale College – Evening Childcare to Assist Parents in Achieving Educational Goals

Title: Evening Childcare to Assist Parents in Achieving Educational Goals

College: Glendale College

College Contact: Jan Swinton, Associate Dean, Instruction & Workforce Development

1500 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208

818-240-1000 x5158, jswinton@glendale.edu

Description: This practice provides subsidized evening childcare to support the educational goals and needs of special population students, particularly single parents, and economically disadvantaged students. Single parents and economically disadvantaged students seeking to upgrade their skills and knowledge can obtain free childcare for children age 6-12 during the evening hours through the College’s Evening School-Age Program. The program, which is open to all student parents, sets the fee according to parent needs. The availability of the service is made known through community partnerships and events, publications, the college web site, and networking. It is funded through VTEA and other grants by various campus departments, the Associated Student Body, and CalWORKs.