Published on: August 22, 2008
The Lone Star College-Kingwood KidCare is now registering for the upcoming fall semester. Students taking courses on the LSC-Kingwood campus in the evenings are eligible to enroll their children in the program.
KidCare is licensed by the Texas Department of Family Protective Services and operated and managed by the Continuing Education division. In 2000, the college began offering on-campus child care services for its students attending evening classes.
"KidCare has been extremely popular since it began operation," said Frances Andrews. "It has allowed many students to enroll in classes who otherwise may not have been able to continue their education. There aren't many other options for evening child care in the area. "
The service fills a tremendous need among the college's students. In an online survey conducted prior to the opening of the child care center, more than 70 percent of the student respondents indicated that lack of childcare had prevented them from attending classes.
KidCare provides supervision for children 4 to 12 years of age while their parents attend evening classes. Parents must provide a copy of their course schedule, a birth certificate for the child, immunization records, and a completed enrollment form when registering for the KidCare program. Space is limited and enrollments will be taken on a first come basis. Fees for KidCare services will be assessed by LSC-Kingwood at $25 per child, per semester.
The center operates Monday-Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. Children enjoy games, reading, music, crafts, limited computer access, and the occasional movie while attending KidCare. Several of the KidCare staff members have been employed in the center since 2002 and look forward to seeing new and returning children this fall.
For more information about this program call 281-312-1660 or visit the Continuing Education division Web site at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu/ce.
Register for second start classes in one of three ways: phone, online or on campus. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. Current students can register by telephone at 281-519-6625. Former and current students can register online at kingwood.lonestar.edu/registration.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at kingwood.lonestar.edu.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit lonestar.edu.