Child Care at SUU to Continue

Published: November 27, 2007 | Read Time: 2 minutes

Southern Utah University is happy to announce it will continue to offer childcare to the campus community throughout the 2008-09 school year. This news comes on the tail of an earlier release that slated the child care facility for closure at the end of the current academic year.

SUU’s Beverly Taylor Sorenson College of Education provides inexpensive, high quality child care to students and staff who would otherwise struggle to provide for their children while attending school.

However, the facility that has been used over the past years of service, located on 43 South and 200 West, actually belongs to the Utah Shakespearean Festival. This building is needed for the Festival’s future expansion efforts.

Festival Director Scott Phillips recently committed to provide the day care space for yet another year, as campus officials work diligently to secure a new location for child care in the 2009-10 school year and beyond.

Services in the current Festival-owned child care facility are intended primarily for SUU students, and will be limited to the academic year. No summer services will be provided over the next year.

In support of the Festival’s performance schedule, commencing in late August and continuing through the end of October 2008, Festival patrons will also be able to use the child care services at this location during matinee and evening performances.

Care for children during matinee performances will be provided by the University. Evening coverage will be provided through the Festival. Interested parents can contact the Utah Shakespearean Festival for additional information on this service.

As for the regular school year, Parents can now enlist their children for another year of child care service through the University. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and a waiting list will be maintained for children who are not accepted due to space.

Childcare applications can be picked up and submitted to Suzanne Brinkerhoff in SUU’s Multipurpose Center, room 212.

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