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Published 10/26/2004

Owens Findlay-area Campus Offers Child Care Center Fall Family Festival, Oct. 27

FINDLAY - The Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus Child Care Center will offer area residents and their children the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of food, fun and activities as part of its Fall Family Festival on Wednesday, October 27.

The Fall Family Festival will begin at 12 p.m. in the College's Child Care Center adjacent to the Findlay-area Campus. The Owens Findlay-area Campus is located at the corner of Cory and Davis streets.

"The mission of the Child Care Center is to provide affordable childcare for Owens employees and students, as well as for residents of the surrounding communities," said Stephanie Davis, Owens Coordinator of the Findlay-area Campus Child Care Center. "This event will allow parents to interact with our caring staff and learn more about our developmentally appropriate program, which emphasizes learning through play."

Fall Family Festival attendees will be able to take part in various games and activities, including a beanbag toss, pin-the-nose-on-the-pumpkin and pumpkin decorating. Food and refreshments will be available during the event.

Owens' Child Care Center has two classrooms specifically intended to encourage learning and nurturing. Each room includes a learning center that 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 in the classroom to a real-world setting by working with children enrolled at the Child Care Center. Many childcare teachers and directors throughout the surrounding communities have begun their instructional careers at the Owens Child Care Center.

As part of its commitment to offering the highest level of excellence in higher education, Owens is building 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 educational facility 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 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3596.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Ohio with 29 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay- area campuses, Owens serves more than 44,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new 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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