Adult students often must find a delicate balance between academic and family obligations. The university does not provide childcare at this time, but there are other campus and community resources to support parenting students.
Atkins Library Family-Friendly Study Room
The ANSWER Scholarship Family-Friendly Library Room is a designated safe space for adult students and their children (0-12) to thrive educationally. The room features an early literacy learning station, two computers, printer, DVD player, and an assortment of children's toys. Students who have children and are interested in reserving this space for studying must register in advance. Once registered, reservations for this room can be made on the Atkins Library website. The room is secured with swipe access to those registered during their reserved time.
Families seeking quality childcare can benefit from information provided by agencies and organizations focused on monitoring and improving child care in our community. Several such organizations exist locally and at the state level.
At the state level, the North Carolina Division of Child Development (part of the Department of Health and Human Services) offers resources for parents. These include tips on finding the right option for each child and data on regulated facilities in North Carolina. The division also offers a search function that allows families to find care facilities using a number of attributes that may be important to them.
Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, Child Care Resources, Inc. also offers information about local care facilities. Child Care Resources Inc. is a private, non-profit child care resource and referral agency that works with families and communities.
Located in Atkins Library, A Mother's Place "Too" provides nursing mothers with a private place to express breast milk for her nursing child as outlined in UP 101.20. Information about utilizing this resource can be found in the Mother's Place "Too" Guidelines or by contacting Cindy Edwards at 704‑687‑0658 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Wanda Barr at 704-687-0650 or email@example.com.
A Mother's Place, located in Room 305 in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), and the University's first room set aside for mothers in July 2010 is also available for use. Information about utilizing this resource can be found in the A Mother's Place Guidelines or by contacting Colette Townsend-Chambers at 704-687-7918 or Taylor Ackerman at 704-687-1322.
Families also may seek information about summer options for their children. The Charlotte Observer and Charlotte Parent Magazine are two organizations that offer searchable online directories listing local summer camps. In addition, UNC Charlotte provides summer enrichment camps called Camps on Campus.
Please note: The existence of external links on this website does not imply (1) an endorsement or approval by UNC Charlotte of any agency or any specific child care or camp provider, its properties, facilities or services, or its business practices, or (2) a warranty or representation by UNC Charlotte as to the quality, safety, or other features of any child care or summer camp provider and/or its owners or management agent(s).