Posted on | December 11, 2009 | Comments Off on Students’ Child Care Needs Addressed
Mānoa Children’s Center received a four-year $326,148 federal grant to support low-income, underrepresented student parents at Mānoa. The program objectives of the grant include tuition assistance for student parents’ children, staff development that promotes professional growth for early childhood educators, and in-service training for working with children from indigenous and multi-cultural backgrounds.
Parent education workshops will be included in the program with the intention to involve parents in their child’s development, as well as to provide student parents networking opportunities with faculty and administrators at Mānoa.
The grant will be administered by Children’s Center Director Wayne Watkins and Education Coordinator Leilani Au, who will serve as the assistant director of the program. The Children’s Center is a unit of the Office of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity.