Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-09-28

The Shades Valley YMCA will offer evening childcare on a "Drop & Go" basis for youngsters of Samford University students and faculty, beginning January 5.

Students enrolled in Samford evening undergraduate and graduate programs and Samford After Sundown non-credit courses, as well as instructors, can drop off children, ages 6 weeks to 7 years for care 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Fees range from $10 to $15 for one child, depending on length of stay, plus extra per additional child.

Participants do not have to be a YMCA member to use the service.

Parents must complete a registration form in advance and show Samford identification. Forms may be picked up at the Shades Valley YMCA, 3551 Montgomery Highway, or the Samford Metro Programs office in Dwight Beeson Hall at Samford. For information, call the YMCA at (205) 870-9622.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.