Student Parent Support Group

For nearly 40 years the Children's Enrichment Center has been providing affordable quality care for Grand Valleys students. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the CEC has served as a resource for student parents, supporting them along their educational journey while they balance family, school, and work.

Student Parents




To find out more information please contact Sharalle Arnold at  or visit the GVSU Student Parent Support Group Facebook page.



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The 2011 myGVSU climate survey yielded results indicating that almost 500 students who responded to the survey identified as a student parent. Additionally, 33.5% of these parents identify they had difficulty in affording child care. And 52% of these student parents identify that they experience financial hardship. These parents also report that child care is one of the top three ways they experience financial hardship. Finances are just one barrier for student parents; the ability to connect to the campus community may be another.

Page last modified March 27, 2018