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Williams Campus offers childcare opportunities


August 10, 2002

The Williams Campus offers convenient and affordable childcare options to all students, faculty and staff through two on-campus programs.

The Williams Campus Childcare Center, operated by the YMCA, provides center-based curriculum for preschool children ages 2-6. The center is open daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Regina Holzaur, center early childhood healthcare director, said the program's nominal registration fee may be waived for qualifying parents.

"We have a center-based curriculum that includes outdoor play and quiet time," she said.

For children ages 6-18, the Youth Center offers activities designed specifically for each age group.

Mindy Elias, branch executive for the Boys and Girls Club, which operates the Youth Center, said children rotate activities with others in their age group to ensure the appropriate application of curriculum.

"We also have what we call a Power Hour when we bring in people to help the kids with their homework," Elias said.

Both programs are open to anyone in the Williams Campus area, but ASU's Polytechnic campus students and employees are given priority.

"We haven't had to turn anyone away because we were too full yet," Elias said.

To register, parents should visit the appropriate center. State law requires applicants to provide immunization records for each child.

"Both facilities have wonderful childcare programs," said Skye Leonard, ASU's Polytechnic campus liaison for childcare services. "I wish I had access to these kinds of providers when my kids were young."