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SUNY Campuses Add 200 More Slots at In Demand Childcare Centers

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Gov. Hochul announced the availability of 200 more spots at 12 high-demand SUNY campus child care centers. The expansion of child care accessibility on SUNY campuses including in Cortland and Tompkins Counties is made possible with $1.72 million in additional funding for improvements.


The investment was part of Gov. Hochul’s 2023 budget under an initiative to ensure students, faculty and staff on all SUNY campuses have access to high-quality child care centers. Demand for child care spots has risen significantly, and on some campuses as many as 80% of students with dependents report having trouble meeting their child care needs.

During the 2022-2023 academic year, SUNY offered approximately 4500 child care slots across the 46 SUNY campuses that have a child care center onsite. The centers served 795 student-parents, up from 650 the year prior, as well as faculty, staff and local community members. SUNY campuses invest about $6 million annually to provide child care services.

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