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46 - CAPE G AZETFE,Friday, June 20 - June 26, 1997 Del Tech dedicates new Child Development Center By Rosanne Pack Like a festival day from a movie musical, small children sang in the sun, kites flew and praise was handled out to educators, politi- cians and contributors as the Child Development Center was dedicat- ed on the Delaware Tech College Jack Owens Campus earlier this week. Cited as a natural partner- ship of education and community support, the center will provide af- fordable quality child care for stu- dents and faculty of the college as welt as for area residents. The center will also serve as a laboratory school for students in the Early Childhood Education Technology program. Dr. Orlando George Jr., presi- dent of the Delaware Tech Col- lege system, commented on the obvious positive coupling of a child care center that can also be a learning center for students, in- cluding parents who bring their children to the center. Speaker af- ter speaker pointed out that the availability of affordable child care is often a 'determining factor in whether or not parents can fin- ish their education and enter a profession. Gov. Tom Carper pointed out the win-win atmosphere created when a parent can securely leave a child and pursue education and eventually a career. He said it is another step in helping unemployed or under-em- ployed parents move out of the welfare cycle. The new center was developed as a showcase facility with fea- tures tailored for small children. Campus director Dr. Tim Kavel said that the infants and toddler room is equipped with radiant heat in the floors for the comfort of those who spend lots of time on that level. Large windows almost bring the outdoors in, and the low window sills are positioned so that youngsters are constantly in eye- contact with the world around them. Classrooms open into the "vil- lage," a central hallway complete with street doors, shuttered win- dows and roof overhangs from each classroom. The "sky" comes complete with clouds, some of them in dinosaur shapes. The $2.5 million dollar facility fills 10,200 square feet and can accommodate more than 100 chil- dren from infant to school age. Fees vary with Delaware Tech students paying $65 per week and faculty and employees paying $75 a week; community residents can bring children for $80 a week. A Greenwood Trust donation of $210,000 makes financial assis- tance available'for parents who need help in defraying child care costs. Approximately $18,000 per year will be available for qualified Delaware Tech parents. Those interested in financial aid need to apply for a Pell Grant through the office of financial aid. Other major contributors to the center include the Crystal Trust, Ida Mae Ellis and Lasher Associ- ates/Sterwin Labs. Retired teacher Rep. Tina Fal- Ion (R-Seaford) commented that the Child Development Center was the most natural addition to the Delaware Tech campus. She credited former campus director, Jack Owens with this as well as many other advances made at the Georgetown facility. "He is truly aman of vision. So many, many of the additions here were his ideas," she said. "And he never wanted an Oscar for him- self, like so many people do. He didn't care at)out getting credit. He had dreams, and then he let tal- ented people do their jobs." The ribbon cutting brought to- gether the governor and other elected representatives, college officials and a chorus of actual students at the new center. Full of accomplishment after singing "The Center Song" for the crowd, the youngsters took matters in hand and helped snip the ceremo- nial ribbon. "This is just another diamond in the crown of Sussex County," said Rep. George Carey (R-Milford). "I call Delaware Tech the crown of Sussex County, and this is just another diamond in the crown." For information on the Child Development Center, call 856- 5400. Apply opment Beach), Thurm ident of Jack O Sport own ev Childh( ter stu Millsbq dedicat At ri Lewes, a sourc she att, i " Rosanne Pack photos ing their own snipping skills at the dedication, studetsat the new Childhood Devel- Center help out educators and elected officials,-(I-r) Sen. George Bunting (D-Bethany Rep. Shirley Price (D-Millville), Rep. Tina Fallon (R-Seaford), Gov. Tom Carper, Sen. n Adams (D-Bridgeville), Rep. George Carey (R-Milford), Dr. Orlando George Jr., pres- Delaware Tech College and Dr. Tim Kavel, vice president and campus director of the ens campus. ing the colors of his mpus above, young ,od Development Cen- lent Zane McKaskill, pro, cools it during ion ceremonies. 'ht, Michelle Hudson, finds her own braids e of entertainment as nds the dedication. Sunm er program target "in-between' kids Children too old for a babysitter but too 3{oung to stay home along are the[group targeted by the Delawar'. Technical & Communi- ty College program, "High Har- vesters," at the Owens Campus in Georget( Weekl ages 11. cooperat group an jects. Then field tri younger The c ($60 for Former Delaware Tech College campus director, Jack Regist Owens (1) visits the Georgetown, campus that now bears his first ser name. Owens and Sen. Thurmaii Adams (D-Bridgeville) are present for the dedication of the Childhood Development To re Center. .... 856-540 wn. y sessions offer campers 13 a chance to develop ion and creativity through community service pro- will also be recreation, ps and interaction with campers. map fee is $75 per week the week of June 30L ration is on a first come, ed basis. gister, call Kids Kamp at ), Ext. 226. INO. 6) Our new sports club members. The store's owner knows her business. The Ford salesmen ey cut me a nice deal. 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