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

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.

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.

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

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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Posted on October 20, 2008

Vol. 41, No. 98