USI Closes Daycare Center
An on-campus daycare center at the University of Southern Indiana, which provided convenient childcare for university faculty and staff, will not be reopening.
USI has announced the Children’s Learning Center will remain closed and there is no indication if or when the CLC will reopen.
The university says the COVID-19 pandemic and budget woes are reasons behind the closing.
The campus has been closed since March 18, including the daycare center.
USI says the normal recruitment and acceptance of new children to the CLC has not taken place and has caused a significant impact to the CLC’s 2020-2021 budget.
The institution says the center has been operating at a deficit for years, and that it had been subsidized by university funds.
USI says in recent budget planning, the school was considering the construction of a $10 million building to house the CLC. However, USI says making that investment is not feasible at this time.