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Early Education Center Offers Expanded Hours

In response to a need for parents of small children, the Early Education Center (EEC) has extended its hours of operation.

“Many families couldn’t participate in trainings and events held on campus because they didn’t have childcare on evenings and weekends,” explained EEC Supervisor Ivy Bush.

The EEC provides care from Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to children from infants to five years old. New extended weekend and evening hours will now be offered when there is a special training event or campus activity that parents would like to attend. The special hours will extend until 9 p.m. in the case of a scheduled training or event any day of the week.

“Giving them the sense of security that their children are being cared for, enables the parents to attend trainings and work on their goals, and that’s what we are here for to support these families as much as we can,” said Bush.

Currently, ten families utilize the EEC with a total of 13 children currently enrolled in the program, but that number fluctuates a great deal, and is dependent on the needs of our families.

Examples of Parent trainings include Nutrition and Meal Planning, Holiday Stress Management, and Reinforcing Routines and Schedule for Children.

“The EEC is a benefit for our families with younger children to be able to take the financial burden of child care off of them so they can focus on their goals.  It only made sense to extend our hours to be able to accommodate our families that work.  The staff at the EEC are incredible at what they do, and our families know that their children are in the best hands,” said Angie Harkins, Program Director.

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