SUNY Potsdam to Hold Ribboncutting Ceremony for New Child Care Center

SUNY Potsdam Child Care Center Celebrates Grand Opening of New Facility on Sept. 7

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POTSDAM, NY (08/28/2018) SUNY Potsdam will hold a ribboncutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a new dedicated facility to house the College's Child Care Center on Friday, Sept. 7, at 3:30 p.m.

Families, children, faculty, staff and elected officials will be on hand for the ceremony, including Assemblymember Addie A. E. Jenne, who secured $6 million in funding for the project. Following the ribboncutting and celebratory remarks, tours of the building will be offered. The ceremony is open to the public.

In its new location, at 185 Outer Main St., across from The Crane School of Music, the 13,000-square-foot SUNY Potsdam Child Care Center building offers easy access for busy parents to drop off and pick up their children without driving through campus.

The newly opened facility features seven classrooms specially designed for every age group served by the center, as well as both outdoor and indoor play areas, a commercial kitchen, laundry area, stroller storage, reception space, parent waiting area, break room and library.

The new SUNY Potsdam Child Care Center facility was designed by Architectural Resources PC, and the general contractor for the project was Bette & Cring LLC.

The SUNY Potsdam Child Care Center serves children of SUNY students, faculty and staff, as well as the community at large. Founded in 1990, the center is based on the philosophy that each child has unique, individual needs and developmental patterns. Experiences planned for the children promote the positive development of emotional, social, intellectual and physical/motor abilities. Curriculum planning focuses on each child's need to grow and enhances the development of a positive self-image.

Students in SUNY Potsdam's childhood, early childhood, literacy and community health programs are able to apply their learning through internships and classroom assignments with the Child Care Center, as are students from other disciplines and high school students in the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES program.

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About SUNY Potsdam:

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America's first 50 colleges -- and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit