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University Childcare Center to host open houses

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The new University Childcare Center will open in January 2012.

Athens, Ga. – The University Childcare Center will host open houses on Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon and Dec. 13 from 5-7 p.m. in its new facility located on 111 Bowstrom Road on the University of Georgia Health Sciences Campus. Guests are asked to enter Bowstrom Road from Prince Avenue.

UCC Director Nadia Perez, her staff and Wes Zwirn of Prodigies Child Care Management LLC, the provider of child care services for the new center, will provide tours of the facility and answer any questions that parents and children may have concerning the center’s daily operation.

Families who have already enrolled will receive handbooks and other important forms. Those wishing to register may do so during the open house.

The University Childcare Center will open on the Health Sciences Campus on Jan. 3. Child care will be available to children of UGA faculty, staff and students as well as children from the community if space allows. The center will serve up to 146 children ages six weeks through four years. It will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Some part-time slots also are available. Up to 20 percent of the children may qualify for a discounted rate based on family income.

The center will be licensed by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and will meet the National Association for the Education of Young Children standards in the areas of curriculum and staffing including student-to-teacher ratios, group size and continuing education for teachers.

For more information on the center, see