November 5, 2001
MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Stephenson
On Nov. 9, from noon to 1:30 p.m., the new Johns Hopkins Day Care Center will host a grand opening ceremony featuring remarks by Edward D. Miller, M.D., CEO and dean of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Ronald. R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Roger Brown, co-founder and president of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, the organization that operates the center. Also scheduled is a ribbon-cutting ceremony by children who attend the center, which welcomed its first children Sept. 4.
An open house of the center will run from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and will include entertainment by the Blue Sky Theatre troupe and "Kinderman". The center is directed by Nancy Kovacs.
With 13 classrooms, a crafts room, office space, a conference room and kitchen
occupying the first and second floors of the Church Home Professional Building
on Broadway, the center can accommodate 156 children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.
The center's outdoor playground features age-specific areas for the children as well as one of the area's best views of the Baltimore City skyline.
According to Miller, development of the center reflects Hopkins' commitment to becoming one of the nation's best places to work. "For some time, we have wanted to establish a first-rate day care center for our employees' children," Miller said. "With the availability of the Church Hospital property, circumstances now permit us to realize this goal."