"This center has a long history of dedicated staff providing appropriate learning opportunities in a warm, caring environment. (It's) a great program for your child. Barb, "The Puppet Lady"
1970 - Program started by two Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) in St Peter’s Lutheran Church basement
1974 - Main part of current building built through city block grant matching funds, several grants, and community support in response to church closing and program growth
1984 - Annex built to accommodate program expansion
2007 - Program on verge of closing due to financial struggles and supervisory transitions---community rallied support and preserved program
2008 - Local flooding caused Center to close one week and enrollment reduced from 53 to 39
2009-2010 - Moving forward through grants, great community support, and grit!
August 2010 - celebrated 40th anniversary and service to thousands of children…..and thousands more to come!
Renovation of 37 year old building completed in ---focus to make it sustainable another 40 years, "green," and more energy efficient!
Where We Are Today
Where We Are Going
What We Need
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