Penn State Makes Turnaround On Child Care Management

Sep 10, 2015

The Child Care Center at Hort Woods will be managed by Penn State when the current contract with Bright Horizons ends in June 2016.
Credit Emily Reddy / WPSU


Two years ago, Penn State announced plans to outsource child care at its Bennett Family Center. Parents protested. That led Penn State to launch a task force on child care issues. Now, based on task force recommendations, the university has made a turnaround, bringing management of a different, previously outsourced child care center, in house. WPSU discussed the about-face with Holley Benjamin. Benjamin is the new director of Early Child Care Programs and Services at Penn State; the position itself was created on recommendation of the child care task force.