For Chris Sarracino, success in college required two key ingredients: maturity and fatherhood. Going back to school at FRCC has helped him manage a busy life while working and parenting. After successfully completing his associate degree, he’s now moving on to his bachelor’s at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
FRCC has a number of students who are also parents. We want to share some helpful resources with you, knowing that many of you are currently working—and learning—from home with your kids. While everyone is adjusting to the “new normal” of COVID-19, parents are facing the added challenges and joys that come from having our […]