The Fairfield University Early Learning Center to receive blessing by the University President October 22


What:
The Fairfield University Early Learning Center opened in September 2008 and on Wednesday, October 22, President Jeffrey von Arx, S.J. will offer a blessing in celebration of its opening. Joining Father von Arx for the celebration and brief remarks will be Dean Susan Franzosa, Dr. Barbara Welles-Nyström, and Tara Abate, a representative of Carousel, the company managing the ELC.

The Early Learning Center is designed to provide quality daycare services at a reasonable cost for the children of faculty, staff, students and alumni affiliated with the University and Fairfield Prep communities. The Center also serves as a resource for the study of early childhood development in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions and the School of Nursing. It is a total learning center for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

Who:
Fairfield University President Jeffrey von Arx, S.J., Dean Susan Franzosa, Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP), Dr. Barbara Welles-Nyström, associate professor of early childhood education in GSEAP and the educational advisor to the Early Learning Center.

When:
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
11:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Where:
Fairfield University
The Early Learning Center
Round Hill Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Special Note: The blessing ceremony will be held outdoors. The use of cameras is limited within the building due to the presence of the children.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 20, 2008

Vol. 41, No. 98