Hutchison Child Development Center recently celebrated it’s 10 year Anniversary here at UC Davis. The Center, owned by the University and operated by Bright Horizons Family Solutions serves UC Davis families with a child capacity of 105 FTE.
Currently there are 117 children attending, 100 of which are University Affiliates. Affiliates receive a reduced rate and are offered preferred enrollment over community members.
A small celebration with cake and juice brought families, “alumni” and University officials to the piazza of the center. The on-site Child Development Center brings peace of mind to working parents with the close proximity to work and gold standard of care at the NAEYC accredited center. UC Davis Mind Institute Assistant Project Scientist Marie Krug, Ph.D., shared, “When you drop your children off here you know they are safe and I trust the teachers here would make the same decisions I would. I don’t know how we could make our life and career work without it.”
UC Davis and Bright Horizons recently completed a new contract securing the partnership for another ten years. Perhaps by then some of the first “graduates” will be UC Davis students.