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Child care at L&C? New survey needs your input.

November 01, 2013

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology Sarah Warren and her two boys Paco (age 3) and Casper (age 10 months).
  • Photo taken at the 2013 Lewis & Clark Kids and Families potluck and pool party.
  • Photo taken at the 2013 Lewis & Clark Kids and Families potluck and pool party.

Dear L&C community,

With support from the Strategic Initiative Fund, LC Kids and Families is launching a project to study the feasibility of developing and operating a high-quality on-site child development center to serve children of faculty, staff, and students.  

Program details include:
  • Innovative care and education setting for infants through pre-kindergarten age
  • Staffed by experienced early childhood educators with college degrees
  • Open Monday – Friday, with closures for holidays and in-service
  • Full-time and part-time care (Part-time dependent on two families splitting a full-time slot)
  • Operating budget based on parent fees
“As a mother of two, I am dedicated to figuring out how to make a child care center at L&C possible. It would be a great benefit not just to families with young children but to the community as a whole.”Assistant Professor of Sociology Sarah Warren

The cornerstone of the study is this survey—your input is critical to the success of this project. We are hoping for 100% participation! The survey closes November 15.

The survey* typically takes 2-3 minutes or less to complete. Please take the time right now to offer your input on this important issue. 

Lewis & Clark Kids and Families Child Care Committee:

Jessica Charles, Director of the Office of Strategic Partnership and Clinical Placement

Janet Davidson, Associate Professor of Psychology

Vanessa Holmgren, Director of Internal Communications

Jennifer LaBounty, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Damian Miller, Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Program Assessment

Billy Walker, Executive Assistant to the VP and Treasurer

Sarah Warren, Assistant Professor of Sociology

If you have technical difficulties with the survey, or for more information about this project, please contact Vanessa Holmgren (x7992 or

*Survey closed Friday, November 15.

For more information:

Lewis & Clark Kids and Families