Child Development Center offers affordable child care

July 24, 2014 Latest Print Print
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Child care can be expensive, especially for a college student.

OCCC’s Child Development Center and Lab School provides affordable child care to its students and community, said Phyllis Burk, a student worker at the center.

“We work with the schedules of full-time students to make sure their children are taken care of while they are going to school,” Burk said.

She said the center opens at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday. Closing time is dependent on OCCC class schedules, Burk said.

“Since we work with students, the center is open until the latest class that a student has,” she said.

“If a full-time student in the fall has a class until 9 p.m., we’ll be open.”

Burk said a $15 enrollment fee is charged per semester. Child care costs $10 per day, with a $3 meal charge for certain session periods, she said.

“This is the best program that I’ve ever been a part of,” Burk said. “My favorite thing is seeing the children grow and their freedom of creativity in our program.”

Children from 6 weeks up to 5 years are welcome, she said.

For more information or to enroll a child, call 405-682-7561 or visit www.occc.edu/childdev.

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