After 21 years, Child Development Center gets ready to close

By Trayvis Peters

For 21 years the Child Development Center (CDC) has been a second home to children from the EC family. With the Center closing after this spring semester its staff, parents, and children are left discomposed.

“I am very devastated. That’s the only word I can use to describe this situation,” Jennifer Montgomery, child development professor, said.

On October 21, 2013 the EC board of trustees voted to accept the President’s recommendation to authorize the closure of the CDC. This closure will take place effective June 30.

The CDC helped students attend school and gave children a safe environment, Montgomery said. It allowed students to continue with their education, knowing their children were taken care of in a safe environment. After the CDC closes, the building will be leased to a head start program.

“I’m trying my best to help parents find a new place for their children,” Montgomery said. “As of right now I do not know were the students are going.”

Editor’s note, May 29: The headline on this story first read, “After 21 years, Child Development Center closes.” It’s been changed to its current headline due to the fact the CDC’s closure is effective June 30.