New CHILD early learning center opens in SW Gainesville
A brand new CHILD early learning center opens its doors in Southwest Gainesville. The ribbon cutting ceremony was led by Gainesville's Southwest Advocacy Group. The group said the center will benefit families in the Southwest area who were in desperate need of these services.
"There are very few child care facilities that people can afford to go to while they go to work or go back to school," Dorothy Thomas, CHILD Center Chair.
Starting this July, the center will provide affordable, state-of the-art care and educational experiences for children in their early development stages.
"We are pleased and honored to be part of these efforts particularly in this neighborhood but we want to think about synergy and transformation in all of our neighborhoods," Thomas said.
With over 275 private donors, grants, and help from O2BKids, the Anita Zucker Center, Headstart and the early learning coalition, his facility is made affordable for parents in the South West Area.
The center is a little over 5,000 square feet with 4 classrooms and a community room for family programming.
It also has a playground area that isn't the traditional kind, It's going to be more of a natural outside classroom.
For over a year, crews have been constructing this center, Now, the Southwest Advocacy Group's dreams are a reality.