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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jack Byrne
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Middlebury College
Tier2-1: Childcare

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Drew Macan
Associate VP for Human Resources & Organizational Development
Human Resources
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Does the institution have an on-site child care facility, partner with a local facility, and/or provide subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students, faculty, and staff?:
Yes

A brief description of the child care program, policy, or practice:

Approximately 10 years ago the College entered into an arrangement with a consortium of childcare providers wherein the College provided funds to allow the providers to add 25 new slots for which College employees are given preference for 18.  The arrangement also provides for on-going financial support from the College - for fiscal year 2010 the College contributed $301,740 to the consortium (through a directed gift to the United Way).  In addition, the College provides (rent-free), and maintains, a building for The College Street Children’s Center – according to the Budget Office this costs about $23,000 in utilities, taxes, and upkeep and an additional $15,000 in forgone rent per year. This support allows the CSCC to provide very high quality care while keeping its tuition level relatively affordable.  Through these significant and on-going contributions the College demonstrates its commitment to making high-quality childcare available for the benefit of our employees and others in the local community.

The College has a webpage with contact information for the local childcare referral service, plus a listing of local childcare providers:  http://www.middlebury.edu/search?q2=childcare .  In addition, the College has an Employee and Family Assistance benefit, which is available to all staff, and among the many benefits offered by the EFAP are childcare research and referral services, as well as related services such as assistance in selecting the best care, helping children transition into childcare, etc.


The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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