Improving Outcomes for Low-Income Student Parents: The Role of Child Care Access on College Campuses


Please join the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) for a special event to discuss the role of child care in promoting higher education among low-income parents. IWPR will present findings from a new report, Improving Child Care Access to Promote Postsecondary Success Among Low-Income Parents, and discussion will address policy and program interventions intended to improve child care access, as well as the challenges faced by student parents attempting to improve their credentials.

Date:: Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Time: 12:00-2:00 p.m. E.T. 
Location: SEIU Conference Center, 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
                  Washington, D.C. (Map and directions available here)

Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so please RSVP online.

Distinguished speakers will include:

  • Opening Remarks: Heidi Hartmann, President of IWPR
  • Keynote Presentation: Joan Lombardi, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary and Inter-Departmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Kevin Miller, Ph.D., IWPR Senior Research Associate and report author
  • Sherrill Mosee, President and founder of Family Care Solutions, Inc., Philadelphia, and President of the Higher Education Alliance of Advocates for Students with Children
  • Todd Boressoff, President of Early Childhood Consultancies and Former Policy Chair of the National Coalition of Campus Child Care Centers

Moderator: Barbara Gault, Executive Director and Vice President of IWPR

This event is a part of IWPR's Student Parent Success Initiative. With the increased policy emphasis on ensuring a prepared workforce, as well as the prospect of significant cuts in key federal funding streams, the time is ripe for a dynamic discussion of the critical role played by child care access for the four million student parents pursuing postsecondary education in the United States.