Release Date: September 20, 2010
The University at Buffalo will celebrate 25 years of on-campus child care with dual grand "re-opening" ceremonies beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 21, at its expanded and renovated South Campus facilities in Butler Annex A.
The 9 a.m. plaque unveiling ceremony will be held in the Butler Annex A building, located off Bailey Avenue just south of Main Street. Media should enter campus via Michael Road and park in the Michael Farber parking lot. The Child Care Center is building No. 34 on the UB South Campus map at http://www.buffalo.edu/buildings/maps/SouthCampus.pdf
A second tour and plaque ceremony will be held at the UB Child Care Center's North Campus facility at 100 St. Rita's Lane following the South Campus ceremony.
On hand for each ceremony will be many of the young learners who will benefit from the expanded and updated services and classrooms at both the South Campus and North Campus centers. Children from ages 6 weeks to 5 years will be at each site going through their regular routine. The children, parents and Child Care Center staff will be available for photographs and news cameras.
Those attending the South Campus ceremony will include UB officials President John B. Simpson, Dennis R. Black, vice president of student affairs, and Patricia Logan, director of the UB Child Care Center. The ceremony will highlight both new facilities, including five new classrooms at the North Campus location that will help shorten the wait for child care that families have experienced in the past. The university will add three new infant classrooms, a toddler classroom and a pre-K class there, and plans to add school-age care.
For more information or to schedule interviews, contact Charles Anzalone in UB's Office of Communications at 716-645-4600 or 716-440-8824 onsite.