MATC, also known as Madison College, has offered child care for more than three decades at its Truax campus near the Dane County Regional Airport and at its former campus Downtown.

But given the constant shortage of child care, which was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, administrators are scrutinizing their options for expanding child care opportunities for Madison College students.

Beyond the Truax campus, MATC is mulling child care facilities at its Goodman South campus on the South Side, as well as at its rural campuses in Fort Atkinson, Reedsburg, Portage and Watertown.

For the rural campuses, MATC will tap into a $2.9 million Workforce Innovation Grant to examine what role it could play in helping fill gaps in services.

[Adapted from: Madison College eyes expanding child care at Madison, rural campuses as need grows November 13, 2022  Wisconsin State Journal]