Some colleges offer campus care programs, where degree-seekers’ children can learn and play in a safe environment. Campus care staff typically work as early childhood educators. Many programs serve as research and volunteer sites for university students and faculty. This allows schools to provide services to student-parents at a very low cost. Examples include the University of Florida’s Baby Gator program and The University of New Mexico Children’s Campus.
Students should check a college’s website or ask their advisor to see if the school offers such a program.