The University of Notre Dame is making it easier for students and staff who are parents to attend and teach classes.
The university is partnering with KinderCare to open a new on-site facility that will care for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years old.
“We don’t underestimate the importance of child care benefits for working families,” said Dan Figurski, president of KinderCare Learning Companies for Employers and Champions, in a press release. “That’s why we’re excited to work with Notre Dame to provide high-quality early childhood care and education to their families.”
Construction will begin next year, with an opening date in summer 2025 on the north edge of campus near White Field, adjacent to Beichner Hall and The Landings at Notre Dame apartments.
President the Rev. John Jenkins; John McGreevy, the Charles and Jill Fischer provost; and Executive Vice President Shannon Cullinan championed the effort.
“With the construction of the new facility and a partnership with KinderCare, Notre Dame will extend its support for families by offering care for infants and young children,” Father Jenkins said. “We are pleased and proud to offer this additional assistance to our employees, our students and their families.”
The Early Childhood Development Centers at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College will continue to offer early childhood programs for children age 2 through kindergarten and will collaborate with KinderCare.
KinderCare, which has provided day care and early childhood education for more than 50 years, partners with several universities. University employees will be offered 10 percent savings at KinderCare centers nationwide.
Caption: This rendering depicts the KinderCare facility planned at Notre Dame University. (Provided by Notre Dame)