Purdue plans to survey employees about their child care needs. A letter sent to faculty, staff and graduate students indicated the questionnaire would be coming soon.
It is part of the Child Care Task Force, which is a joint effort among several of the university’s vice presidents and the University Senate.
The survey is seeking information current and future child care needs, and resources on campus and in the community.
President Mitch Daniels urged the task force to step up its effort, after hearing from employees the past few months and as a way to improve the work-life balance. The goal is to ensure Purdue is meeting the needs of the campus community.
The past chairman of the University Senate says investing in child care is essential for recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff, as well as graduate students.
Purdue has three child care centers on campus. Those are the Miller Child Development Laboratory School, Children’s Choice at the Patty Jischke Center, and Purdue Village Preschool.