Students who are parents get financial help for childcare at UWEC

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Eau Claire (WQOW) – It’s one of the biggest burdens facing an entire generation. The cost of college has only gotten higher, sometimes it’s even crippling.

However, parents who are students at UW- Eau Claire could soon get some relief after the school’s daycare academy received a four-year, $400,000 grant from the federal Child Care Means Parents in School program.

That means UWEC childcare facilities can offer dirt cheap prices to help students excel in the classroom.

“They’re busy, but they are also loving, caring parents who have the needs of their children first and foremost in their heads. So, in order to be able to study they have to have that piece of mind of knowing that their children are well cared for,” said Lisa Coen, program director for UWEC’s Children’s Nature Academy.

Coen said she is excited for this opportunity and expects a high number of applications in the fall.

Justin Esterly

Justin Esterly

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