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Report: Campus-Based Child Care on Decline

When Sbeidy Dominguez got pregnant during her senior year in high school, her school counselor didn’t give up on her college dreams.

“Her school counselor, Rita Guerra, insisted that she was college material,” first lady Michelle Obama recounted during a speech earlier this year. Guerra helped Dominguez find medical care, complete her FAFSA and make up her AP exams after she gave birth. Dominguez ultimately graduated in the top 1 percent of her class and is currently finishing her senior year at the University of California, Riverside, where she is majoring in psychology.

But beyond encouragement for young mothers to pursue their college dreams, there’s something else that plays a critical role in making those dreams a reality: campus-based child care.