SUNY chancellor discusses child care, vaccination push

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JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — At Jamestown Community College on Monday, SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announced $625,000 in new funding for child care in the SUNY system.

The goal is to take pressure off parents who are going to state colleges or work at one as faculty or staff.

“One of the major problems that we are facing with child care centers is having a number of staff to fill those jobs in order to make it happen,” Malatras said.

SUNY will provide $500,000 to offer paid internships to early childhood development students who will staff the 46 child care centers associated with SUNY.

They’ll also work with schools that don’t currently have child care to make it available near campus, which includes JCC. They’ll also offer scholarships and work to make sure all of the centers within the system are accredited to provide the best possible care.

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