August 04, 2014
The Hannig Family Children's Center at the new community college campus on Route 715 in Tannersville has been officially licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. The center opened on August 4.
The new facility will be able to accommodate twice as many children as were served at the old Northampton Community College campus on Mill Road. Many of the youngsters are children of community college faculty, staff and students, but other children aged 6-weeks through pre-school are welcome.
According to Children's Center Coordinator Faye Freer, the Center features an arts-based curriculum that fosters cognitive, physical, and social/emotional growth as well as creative expression. It has earned a top rating rated through the state of Pennsylvania's Keystone STARS program and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and The Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools. It includes three classrooms, an art studio, and a natural landscape playground.
The Center is named for Monroe County residents Joan and Chuck Hannig, strong proponents of quality child care. Joan is a former teacher, counselor and child psychologist. For more information or to enroll a child, call 570-369-1860.
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