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Sept. 10, 2004

New CHILD Center Dedication and Open House

The dedication, reception and open house for the new University of Wisconsin-River Falls C.H.I.L.D. Center will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20. The dedication will take place on the east end of campus in new facility across from Crabtree Hall.

The family of late Chancellor Ann Lydecker is scheduled to present a gift of a sculpture in memory of Ann. The $1.1 million C.H.I.L.D. Center is funded entirely by student fees and grants without any tax dollars. At 7,800 square feet it contains six classrooms, a kitchen, a motor-skills activity area and work and storage areas.

UW-RF students use the center as a fieldwork site for programs such as early childhood education, elementary education, communicative disorders, social work, counseling and school psychology. Activities offered for youngsters in the Center include movement, music, art, story-time and outdoor-time. Nutritious snacks and meals are also provided.

The C.H.I.L.D. Center provides services for up to 90 children, ages 6 weeks to 10 years. Student and community weekly rates are and part-time rates are also offered for two, three, and five days a week as well as two, three and five half-days. A school-age program is also offered for $7 per hour with a two-hour minimum.

For more information contact director Debbie Ryan at 715/425-0656.


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