Provisions for day care at Columbia University, November 17, 1971, page 3

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Dr. McGill, in announcing the project, said that he had asked Dean Ginsberg at the end of the spring semester to draft a report and make recommendations on the University‘s role in day care. A survey was conducted during the summer and Dean Ginsberg submitted the report before the beginning of the school year. The establishment of the program, Dr. McGill said, stems from "our sense of the needs of students, faculty and staff and community residents for day care facilities if they are to be able to carry out fully their professional and vocational commitments and their family responsibilities.”

The new project will be headed by Mrs. Valerie Jorrin, director of the Laboratory for Community Programming at the School of Social work. The Laboratory is a program in community organization and planning concerned with manpower and related social programs. "Day care programs are an increasingly important adjunct to manpower planning," Mrs. Jorrin said, "because of the growing numbers of working women. It is clear that innovative ways have to be developed to assist families in providing necessary care and education in early childhood."

President McGill said, “Mrs. Jorrin will direct the program with a group of students from the School of Social Work and a part-time staff. The project is responsible to the University‘s central administration, reporting to Dean Ginsberg in his capacity as my adviser. In this assignment he will be working closely with Paul D. Carter, executive vice president for administration.”