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At Bayview, Day Care Expands to Meet Demand

There’s good news on the way for young professional parents juggling medical training, long working hours, marriage and kids.

Hopkins Bayview will open a spanking new, one-story 11,000-square-foot child day care facility in late fall 2006. The program, which will be run by a staff of 25, will have a capacity of 118 full-time slots for infants to 5-year-olds. That is significantly more than what is available at Bayview today. The current child day care center is licensed to serve only 40 children, ages 2 to 5.

The new center will be located on what is now the south parking lot. It will be open only to Bayview employees and staff, as well as University employees based on campus.

“The Hopkins Bayview Child Day Care center will definitely meet a pressing need of
employees and staff on our campus,” says Anita Langford, vice president of continuing care.

Bayview has operated a child day care center since 1989. It’s always been full. There’s always a waiting list. With demand escalating, Bayview commissioned Bright Horizons Family Solutions, the organization that runs the JH Family Center in East Baltimore, to carry out a demographic needs study incorporating feedback from focus groups and employee surveys.

The new child day care center will continue to be run by Bayview. The current
center has won the coveted NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation, a significant distinction that only 4.5 percent of Maryland daycare centers share.

The facility operates Mondays through Fridays, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuition is calculated on a daily basis at $28/day for 9.5 hours; additional hours cost $10/hour. Rates for the fall are yet to be determined.

Word is out that parents are already lining up in cyberspace requesting applications.

Lydia Levis Bloch


Info: Jennifer Nizer, director, Hopkins Bayview Child Day Care, 410-550-1919, jnizer@jhmi.edu
 

 

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