At Martin University, we understand the challenges that come with balancing college and parenting. As a family-friendly campus, we are committed to supporting our students who are also parents by providing top-notch child care resources while they attend classes. Our goal is to make their college journey as stress-free as possible, so they can focus on their studies and achieve their goals.
The Martin University Pre-K Care & Learning program is designed to provide a supportive, trauma-informed environment for young children and their parents attending the university.
Our trained teachers and staff use evidence-based practices to promote child development and reduce the social, emotional, and cognitive disparities resulting from limited early childhood experiences. With a focus on African American families, the program aims to provide access to resources and education on trauma-informed care to help children thrive.
The curriculum is informed by research. All staff receive training in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and trauma-informed care, ensuring that children and their families receive the support they need for a positive learning experience.
The mission of Martin University's Pre-K Care & Learning Center is to offer a secure, nurturing, and educational environment that follows best practices informed by data. To close the gap in readiness, the center will provide top-notch early childhood education to students. By providing this childcare service, Martin University is removing one of the barriers that could hinder students from pursuing higher education and helping them achieve their goals.