At long last! Children of University of Montana employees are – for the first time in 40 years – eligible for on-campus day care through ASUM (Associated Students of the University of Montana) Child Care.

UM students have always been able to enroll their kids in the popular program, and this move will only help the university become more family friendly.

Did I say popular? I seem to recall the program once had a waiting list. This was years ago, however – and in any case, ASUM Child Care now has a lot of space to fill, according to the story in today’s Missoulian:

But with less than a month before the start of classes, overall enrollment at the ASUM day care is still down slightly and organizers are concerned about having to close one of the five centers that serve children ages 18 months to 6 years if more slots are not filled.

They’re encouraging students attending classes in the fall who are interested in on-campus day care to sign up soon or more slots may open up for children of faculty and staff, or possibly even the general public.

Got that? Use it or lose it, ASUM student, staff and faculty.