All OCC Children's Centers closed permanently beginning fall 2013
The college recognizes the need for childcare and the convenience afforded our students by providing it on campus. However, because it is not a core part of the college’s mission and the
cost has become prohibitive, the service has been discontinued. When all five centers were operational in 2009 they served 138 children and cost the approximately $800,000. As of
the winter 2013 semester, only three centers were open, serving children but subsidized by the college at a cost of approximately $550,000 for the year.
Affected students are encouraged to contact the Michigan Department of Human Services (www.michigan.gov/dhs) 866.540.0008 or the Child Care
Council, Oakland County (www.oaklandchildcare.org) 248.333.9545 for assistance in finding a licensed provider.
Regulation Regarding Children On-Campus
Out of consideration for the learning process of others, students, staff and visitors are not permitted to have children accompany them into college classrooms, laboratories,
studios or libraries whether the children are supervised or not. The only exceptions are prearranged tours, field trips or college coordinated programs for children.
Students, staff, and visitors are not permitted to leave minor children unattended on college property and/or in campus buildings. Children are welcome to visit the campus, but
they must be supervised by adults at all times. The college does not assume responsibility for the safety of children left unattended.