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University looking into affordable daycare options

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MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -- UW Marshfield Wood County is taking more than baby steps to help its student body.

In a recent survey, the university found about 70 percent of students know someone who cannot make classes or go to college because of a lack of affordable daycare.

School leaders say providing this service would help both faculty and students.

One student who has a child says it would help her focus more on school

"It would help tremendously. I would be able to have my son near me more. I would know where he was at all times. I wouldn't have to worry about something happening like his grandma or his dad needing to go somewhere and me not being able to get him, because I'm in the middle of a class. I would feel a lot better."

The dean says the earliest they would have a daycare available would be sometime around the Fall of 2012.

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