Childcare center opens on Owens Community College campus

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A new childcare center operated by the YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo opened on August 12 on the Owens Community College campus, 30335 Oregon Road.

An Owens operated childcare center closed in early summer for financial reasons. The YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo  now leases the 13,317 square foot facility and outdoor play area from Owens and plans to offer the same high-quality care and services.

Owens President Dr. Mike Bower said the college worked quickly to devise a solution after many parents expressed their disappointment over the closure of  the Owens center. “Our partnership with the YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo is critical and will allow us to meet the needs of our students, faculty, staff and community members,” he said.

The YMCA Child Development Center offers care for children from infants through age 12 with extended hours of operation from 6:30am to 6p.m. Before-and-after-school care and transportation for students enrolled at Lake Local and Rossford Schools is also available.

Pam Sattler, a 2005 graduate of the Owens Community College Early Childhood Education program, is the Center’s director. Owens students majoring in early childhood education will utilize the Center for real-world experience, including observation and clinical labs.

The YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo has a reputation for quality programs and services and has been providing childcare in the Toledo area for more than 31 years.

For more information, contact the YMCA Child Development office at 419-474-3995.—LWP