Many Purdue families feel left with few options after the University announced its plans to shut down Patty Jischke Early Care and Education Center on June 1.
“The center closing came as a giant shock when parents were notified on Wednesday,” said Amanda Mayes, a senior research associate in human development and family studies, and a mother of a child in the center.
Mayes said families had always been under the impression that the construction of a new child-care center would be concurrent with the closure of the Early Care and Education Center. But no new center has yet been constructed, she said.
Alexander Francis, chairman of the University Senate’s faculty affairs committee, said that although the senate had not yet made an official statement on the matter, “both the faculty affairs committee and the equity and diversity committee will be addressing this.”
“I will say that I hope that