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Task Force to hold rally to raise awareness of childcare crisis

Ryley Wilcox, Staff Writer April 15, 2022
The Early Childhood Education Task Force will hold a rally Friday to raise awareness of the childcare crisis of the Upper Peninsula and demonstrate the need for an early childhood education center, a learning and education based daycare center, on campus.
COMMUNICATION—The NMU task force is working together to form an education center for the Marquette area in response to a heavy need for childcare.

Task force created in hopes of opening early childhood education center

Ryley Wilcox, Contributing Writer February 5, 2022

NMU community members created a task force last fall to open an early childhood education center on campus to serve the university population and address larger problems of childcare and employee shortages...

Letter to the Editor—NMU should have a day care

Letter to the Editor—NMU should have a day care

Travis Bessner November 18, 2021
Now, if you don’t have a child please try to imagine if you did. We can all agree college can be hard, but imagine raising a child at the same time.
Satire—Actually, raising children in college is really easy

Satire—Actually, raising children in college is really easy

Harry Stine, contributing writer September 27, 2021
After I got a little advice and money from my family, I discovered how cheap both college and apartments in the area are. Some apartments even go for as little as $1,300 a month. I can’t imagine living on campus is much worse. It’s probably only a couple thousand for a few months. That sounds like a good deal to me.
Photo courtesy of Saphira Howell

WEECARE WONDERLAND—WeeCare, a childcare company, is partnering with NMU to help achieve the goal of providing affordable and convenient childcare to students and faculty. WeeCare helps families in need of childcare by placing their children in facilities that already exist. If there is a shortage, WeeCare itself will work with members of the community to help them start their own daycares and childcare facilities in order to open up availability in childcare.

WeeCare partners with NMU to provide childcare for students and faculty

Ayanna Allen April 8, 2021

NMU released information two weeks ago on their new collaboration with childcare company WeeCare in hopes to start providing affordable and convenient childcare to students and faculty. WeeCare will provide...

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