Children’s Village Celebrates 30th Birthday
Children's Village is celebrating 30 years of providing quality, nurturing care and education for local children. To celebrate, they threw a special birthday in Village Square.
Thirty is a big birthday. Especially from the perspective of a toddler.
All of the children at Children's Village celebrated the child care and education center's 30th birthday recently with a big bash. The youngsters made special party hats, sang songs and talked about what a big deal 30 is.
The children gathered in Village Square, the center's bustling hub of activity. They helped make the decorations and lit the big pink pretend birthday cake with battery-operated candles.
When Children's Village opened on the campus of Doylestown Hospital in January 1985, there were three classrooms and six teachers. In September that year, a kindergarten was added. A second building opened in 1988, the same year the pre-school camp began.
The center received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for the first time in 1990. Children’s Village has earned and maintained NAEYC accreditation for more than 20 years. The center also holds 4 stars—the highest level—in the Pennsylvania Keystone STARS system.
Children's Village's third building opened in 1992. The following year, the center welcomed families from the community to join those of Doylestown Hospital employees.
The center remains open to all families in the community. Children’s Village now has 14 classrooms and about 60 staff members. The licensed capacity is 211 children ranging in age from infants to preschoolers and kindergartners. About half of the children are from the community and the other half have parents who work at Doylestown Hospital.
Several children who once attended Children’s Village are currently on staff as teachers and assistants. And a couple families actually boast two generations of Children's Village kids.
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