We recognize that students who are engaged in academic pursuit while providing and caring for children, have a unique set of needs and experiences, joys and stressors.
In order to support student-parents in their educational goals, we offer this web page to help you explore resources, learn about programs and connect to peers.
Below please find information about campus and community resources and support. The Office of the Dean of Students is available to assist you in answering questions and addressing concerns should you be unable to find what you need via this site.
- Child Care Partial Reimbursement Program
- On-Campus Breastfeeding Station
- SCSU Scholarships - Financial Aid is based on need which is determined by the cost of attendance/COA and FAFSA EFC. Financial aid can increase the COA with documentation for:
Child Care Dependent Allowance = $2000 first child and $1000 each additional child.
Off-Campus and Web Support
SCSU provides the list of resources below as a service but does not endorse these resources:
- Gateway's Early Learning Center (ELC) is a full-day pre-school that serves children ages 3 to 5 daily from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Tuition includes breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack, a choice of three instructional models, enrichment programs, and parent resources. Weekly ELC tuition fees:
- Community members: $275
- Student Rate: $170. To be eligible for the student rates, students must be enrolled in Gateway Community College for a minimum of 3 credits.
- New Haven residents: New Haven resident families may apply for the School Readiness Grant Sliding Fee Scale. Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided.
For more information call the ELC at (203) 285-2131.
- 2-1-1 Finding Child Care in CT
- The Online Yale Child Care Directory on child care centers in Greater New Haven
- CT Licensed Child Care Providers
- Nannies as Needed
- Safe Sitter - Online babysitting classes
- A Guide to the Business of Babysitting
- Gay Parent LGBT online magazine
- Connecticut Parent online magazine
- Care 4 Kids - Helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs, sponsored by the CT Office of Early Childhood
- Families in Need: School Clothes and School Supplies for Children
- Helping Hands Outreach, Bridgeport, CT - Transitional housing for women and children, back to school supplies, food and clothing for families in need.
- Getting Child Support in CT - Free Legal Help for families with very low income
- Single Mom Assistance in New Haven, CT - Provides helpful resources for single mothers. There are many non-profit, government, and private corporations that help single mothers and this organization uncovers the non-profit and governmental assistance programs for housing, rental help, free health clinics, free dental care, help paying bills, etc. that are available for single mothers.
- Learning to Care for Your Baby - St. Vincent’s Medical Center offers baby care classes, preparation for child birth and infant care; CPR, breastfeeding support
- Newborn Care: Feeding, Sleep and Development Tips - Information on basic baby care, baths, burping, gas, jaundice, pediatricians, medicine, shaken baby syndrome and more from the editors of Parents magazine. Newborn Care: Feeding, Sleep & Development Tips
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program) - Provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
- Breastfeeding Helpline
- New Haven Youth Map - Lists youth programs on fitness, arts and recreation, etc. in New Haven