One less thing to worry about during finals week

Students with children can take advantage of the Finals Week Child Care program available from May 3-6, said Kris Hale, child care coordinator for the office of the dean of students.

The program accepts children from 2 to 5 years old in morning and afternoon sessions from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The lab school and care center is located in the Alfred Emery Building and registration is required.

The service is organized by the Child Care Coordinating Office located above the reserve desk in the Union building. The office helps students connect with eight different programs available on campus for child care.

Many accept children from as young as 6-weeks-old all the way to 8 years old. The cost of services range to accommodate students with a range of incomes.

“Campus is so convenient and quality is high, and there’s access to all kinds of museums,” Hale said.

Many of the programs offer summer camps that go on weekly field trips and introduce children to enrichment activities, arts and music, she said.

They are available to faculty, staff and students who will still be on campus or just want to get their kids involved.

“The camp programs are just wonderful,” she said. With the natural history and fine art museums on campus as well as Red Butte Gardens not far away, there are many opportunities for children as well as being the most convenient for families, Hale said.

But before school even gets out, there’s one final Parent Night Out organized by the office on May 1 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

“Spend a night out on the town, or just relaxing at home, while the Early Childhood Education Center staff provides quality care for your child,” says the flyer.

The service is free of charge to students and offered at the East Village Community Center.

The Early Childhood Education Center’s summer enrichment camp is held between June 7 to August 13 for ages 5 to 8 and is open between 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The rates vary for each month from $200 to $400.

The ASUU Child Care Program has a sliding fee scale for families with incomes less than $36,000 a year.

ASUU’s program accepts children from 12 months to 5 years old, and allows children to be enrolled for up to 20 hours per week. Students are asked to register for the program.

Further information on services available or about any of the summer child care options can be obtained at the coordinating office in room 316 of the Union.

Phone numbers are 585-5897 or 581-8061. The Web site is

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