STC Child Development Center Adapts


STC Child Development Center Adapts

South Texas College Mid-Valley Campus Child Development CenterWith the beginning of the fall semester, services are available for student-parents at the South Texas College Mid-Valley Campus Child Development Center.

Staff and faculty at the site say they have implemented stringent safety measures to protect children and parents. This includes electronic forms, zoom parent meetings and temperature checks. These are in addition to all the required sanitizing procedures as mandated by the CDC and state childcare licensing.

“As we begin a new school year, our mission continues to be to serve as a catalyst for quality care and education for children and their families in the community,” said Veronica Rodriguez. Rodriguez serves as assistant professor and program chair for Child Development and Early Childhood.

“We serve children 12 months to 5 years of age,” Rodriguez said. “If space is available, we can also serve children 5 years of age up to 12 years of age. This helps parents who reside in school districts that are opening up face-to-face learning late September.

Rodriguez said student-parents are still eligible for tuition and fees coverage under the Child Care Access Means Parents in School grant. They must meet eligibility requirements such as number of enrollment credits and Pell Grant eligibility.