Resources for Student-Parents at Southern

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 Dependent Allowance = $2000 first child and $1000 each additional child.

For more information, contact the SCSU Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, (203)392-5222,  and the Office of Student Financial Literacy and Advising, (203)392-8862

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.