UH CHILD CARE EXPANDING FACILITIES INTO LAB SCHOOL SPACE
January 14, 2010
The University of Houston’s Child Care facilities soon will be expanded.
At the December Faculty Senate meeting, John Antel, UH provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, announced that UH Child Care will use the space previously occupied by the Human Development Lab School.
“Everybody agrees that’s what we should do. We have the money in the budget to remodel the building and expand the capacity of campus child care,” he said.
Antel added that the targeted opening date for the renovated facility is fall 2010, and the space would be used for UH Child Care’s youngest children. A design committee consisting of members of Faculty Senate, Staff Council and Administration and Finance will provide guidance on the build-out of this space.
Among the proponents of the lab school renovation is the UH Child Care Task Force. This group recently conducted a survey focused on campus child care issues and published findings and recommendations in an extensive report, which can be accessed at http://www.uh.edu/fs/2009_Child_Care_Task_Force_Final_Report.pdf.
The task force includes members of the Faculty Senate, Staff Council, Student Government Association and the University Commission on Women.