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Welcome Back to School, Student-Parents

As we get into our “new normal” this school year, there are some very notable differences from past semesters. Some students are coming back in person (with masks and social distancing, of course)—and others are coming back virtually. Our students who are also parents are likely starting their virtual classes side-by-side with their children this […]

Learning Side-by-Side: Helping Parents Equitably Navigate Remote Learning Pods for Their Kids

Father and Son Reading

Back-to-school season is looking very different for children—and their parents—in 2020. And for parents who are also students themselves, this fall is looking particularly complicated. Many school districts throughout the state are starting the semester with online classes only—or offering an online option for families who prefer it. Front Range Community College (FRCC), along with […]

Making the Invisible Visible

kid, mom at computer

Understanding the Student-Parent Experience One-fourth of all community college students are parents, and yet this large portion of our student population remains largely unseen. In addition to the usual challenges that college students face—homework, navigating schedules and paying for college—student-parents have the added challenge of securing affordable, quality child care. And they don’t just need […]

Child Care and Early Education During COVID

Like everything else, early care and education (ECE) is experiencing significant changes because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those of you reading this blog with a toddler in your lap are especially aware of how true this is. To learn more about ECE and its profound effects on us all—not just those of us with young […]

Healthy Nutrition for Babies & Kids During COVID-19

fruits and vegetables

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a number of challenges into our lives, especially for students who are parents. With fewer trips to the grocery store—and finding items missing from the shelves or unavailable online—meeting our babies’ and older kids’ nutritional needs has become even more problematic.  Nutrition expert Victoria Lee has been kind enough to […]

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