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State System, APSCUF Reach Tentative Agreement, Strike Ends

Late this afternoon, we received an announcement that the strike between the faculty union (APSCUF) and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has been settled. Faculty members will return to work effective midnight tonight. For students that have regularly scheduled classes this weekend, report as scheduled. All other students should follow their class schedules starting Monday, October 24.

Mekeel Child Center

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The Mekeel Child Care Center is available to ESU students, faculty/staff and community families. Children between the ages of 1 and 5 years may attend Mekeel. Mekeel provides a safe and caring, child initiated environment that supports and stimulates each child's development and learning. Mekeel Child Care Center is licensed by the Department of Public Welfare, and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The Mekeel Child Center is open Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM.


At the Mekeel Child Care Center we believe that children learn best through play, exploration and self-discovery. Learning focuses on the whole child by encouraging their cognitive, social/emotional, and physical growth as well as their creative expression. The strong foundation that is laid here will nurture those qualities and support lifelong learners.


A $25.00 non refundable registration fee applies each year. University students, faculty and staff have first priority registration

Classification for Enrollment

  1. ESU student — enroll hourly with a minimum of (2) 3 hour blocks of time, by the semester
  2. ESU Faculty/Staff — enroll half days, full days with a minimum of (2) half days, by the semester
  3. Community member — enroll half days, full days with a minimum of (2) half days for the entire school year

Please enroll 6 – 8 months prior to needing care.


Pre–school (Ages 3–5):Toddler (Ages 1 - 2):
  • University Students - $5.00/Hour
  • Faculty, Staff, & Community
    • $37.00/Half Day
    • $42.00/Full Day
    • $155.00/Week (Full–Time)
  • University Students - $6.00/Hour
  • Faculty, Staff, & Community
    • $45.00/Half Day
    • $55.00/Full Day
    • $210.00/Week (Full–Time)
Toddler (Ages 2 - 3):
  • University Students - $6.00/Hour
  • Faculty, Staff, & Community
    • $42.00/Half Day
    • $52.00/Full Day
    • $185.00/Week (Full–Time)


Visits can be arranged by e–mail or calling Mrs. Michelle Hoffman at (570) 422–3514.