R-N Celebrates 1st Birthday of Child Care Center With Cake, Songs on Dec. 5
NOTE: This event was rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy; media are invited to Dec. 5 celebration
How do you celebrate a first birthday? With a party, of course, complete with cake, a candle and little voices joining adult ones to sing happy birthday. But in this case, the birthday star is the Rutgers-Newark Child Care Center.
WHO: Children and staff from the Child Care Center, parents, and invited guests from Rutgers-Newark and the Newark community.
WHAT: A celebration to mark the first year of operation of the Child Care Center which serves children of students, faculty and staff at Rutgers-Newark. Following greetings and some remarks, the ceremony will include a rendition of “happy birthday” and holiday songs by the children, and a release of balloons. Tours of the center will be available.
WHEN: Dec. 5, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Rutgers-Newark Child Care Center, 75 Halsey St., Newark NJ
BACKGROUND: The Child Care Center, a state-licensed facility offering full-time care for children of R-N students, staff and faculty, opened in September 2011. The year-round center is also open evenings to accommodate faculty and students who teach and attend class in the evenings and need extended child care options. Catholic Charities, an experienced provider of child care in the state, was selected through competitive bidding to operate the center, which incorporates a research-based curriculum coordinated with the Rutgers-Newark Department of Psychology and the Rutgers College of Nursing. SEE FACT SHEET (attached)
MEDIA CONTACT: Carla Capizzi, 973/353-5262, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE RUTGERS NEWARK CHILD CARE CENTER AT ONE YEAR OLD
Joined Rutgers: 1946
Campus Size: 38 acres, 33 buildings
Chancellor: Nancy Cantor
Provost: Todd Clear
Undergraduate Majors: 40+
Graduate Programs: 50+ (JD, MA, MBA, MFA, MPA, MS, Ph.D.)
Athletics: 14 NCAA Division III women and men's teams
Enrollment (fall 2013)
Full-time Faculty: 585
Faculty with Terminal Degrees: 99%
Full-time Staff: 770
Male/Female Ratio: 50:50
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Nations Represented: 100+
On-campus Residents: 1,280
Basic Type: Research Universities (high research activity)
Special Classification: Community Engagement