Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Children’s Learning Center of Erlanger at Hutcheson is celebrating a birthday tomorrow, its own.
Since it was founded in 1982, the Learning Center has provided quality child care services to the hospital’s staff and the entire North Georgia community.
From 4:30-6 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, the center invites past and present family, friends and members of the community to a reception commemorating three decades of service.
“We started with 23 children in a small brick building on Barnhardt Circle,” Director Jill Cofer said. “The Learning Center has been nationally accredited since 1986 and today we have more than 145 enrolled.”
Thanks to a generous donor the CLC was able to build a more spacious and modern facility in 1998. The center now provides infant care, preschool and summer care programs to children ranging from 6 weeks to 12 years of age.
Some who attended the Learning Center as children now have their own offspring enrolled there.
Cofer said that while some things might have changed during the intervening years, the center’s mission has remained constant.
“Since its inception this facility has been a vital asset to the hospital and the entire community with its child care services,” she said. “We provide a kid-friendly, safe learning environment and have enjoyed being a part of lives of children in this area over the last 30 years.”
The reception will be both a reunion for those familiar with the Learning Center and an opportunity for anyone interested in its services to meet the staff and visit the classrooms and play areas.
For information about the celebration or facility contact Cofer at 706-858-2332.