UPR Arecibo receives child care grant
By The Star Staff
The University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Campus (UPRA) has obtained a grant of $653,504 from the Child Care Access for Parents in School program, under the U.S. Department of Education, which will allow it to offer care services for preschool-aged children of university students.
The project, called the Preschool Development Center, will allow the campus administration to offer the services free of charge for a period of four years. The UPRA Preschool Development Center is to be directed by professor Kremsley Molina.
UPRA Chancellor Dr. Carlos Andújar Rojas said the grant was achieved through a competitive process, developed in collaboration with the Vice Presidency of External Resources, led by professor Carmen R. Bachier.
“This grant fills us with great satisfaction, because it is money that will directly help students who want to complete an academic degree, but need support with the care of their children,” Andújar Rojas said. “Now we will carry out a rigorous process of selecting participants, considering their socioeconomic status and family composition, among other requirements.”