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Published 12/29/2003
Owens Findlay-area Campus Hosts Child Care Center Open House, Jan. 7

FINDLAY - The Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus Child Care Center will offer area residents the opportunity to learn more about the facility's innovative teaching and learning methods by holding an Open House on Wednesday, January 7.

The Open House will occur from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the College's Child Care Center, which is adjacent to the Findlay-area Campus. The Owens Findlay-area Campus is located at the corner of Cory and Davis streets.

"Owens' mission as a Child Care Center is to provide affordable child care for our employees and students and the surrounding communities," said Stephanie Davis, Owens Coordinator of the Findlay-area Campus Child Care Center. "Our program is devoted to enhancing the lives of children through developmentally appropriate curriculum, which emphasizes learning through play."

Davis added, "Creating an environment which places the highest level of focus on the child's development is possible because of our low ratio of children to adults and extremely caring staff."

Owens' Child Care Center has two classrooms specifically intended to encourage learning and nurturing. Each room includes a learning center, which features computers, math and science, blocks and construction, creative art, reading and pre- writing.

According to Davis, these learning centers are designed to empower children by allowing them to make their own choices.

In addition, the College's Child Care Center serves as an educational setting for the Early Childhood Education Technology Program. Students enrolled within Early Childhood Education Technology have the opportunity to apply knowledge, obtained within the classroom, in a real-world setting by working with children enrolled at the Child Care Center. Many child care teachers and directors throughout the surrounding communities have begun their instructional careers at the Owens Child Care Center.

Committed to offering the highest level of excellence in higher education, Owens recently began construction for a new Findlay-area Campus, which will feature a stand-alone $250,600 grant funded Child Care Center of 2,400 square feet. The new Findlay-area Campus and Child Care Center are scheduled for completion by Fall Semester 2005.

For more information about Owens' Child Care Center on the Findlay-area Campus, call (567) 429-3596.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Ohio with 26 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 40,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for Northwest Ohio college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.


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