March 25, 2010
WVU Parkersburg's campus childcare center honored with state Navigator Award.
CONTACT: Linda Novak, Early Learning Center director, 304-424-8311.
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At an awards luncheon Wednesday (March 24) in Charleston, the KIDS COUNT organization recognized 71 West Virginia employers who have achieved the organization's new "Business on Board with Childcare" designation which signifies an employer's adherence to key national and local criteria for a childcare-friendly workplace.
Of the 71 designees, WVU Parkersburg was one of 17 centers receiving special honors to recognize employers who have gone well beyond the minimum criteria and are "charting the course" for a childcare friendly workplace.
Keynote speaker for the awards luncheon was Richards Adams, chairman and CEO of United Bank who is a WV KIDS COUNT Fund emeritus board member and former chair of KIDS COUNT.
WVU Parkersburg's Early Learning Center is a fully-licensed childcare center. It is designed to meet the needs of WVU at Parkersburg student-parents while they attend classes on campus on a regular basis. The center is also available to WVU at Parkersburg employees and the community on a space available basis. WVU Parkersburg was the first public college to offer campus child-care services more than 30 years ago.The West Virginia KIDS COUNT Fund serves as a state source of information about the well-being of children and a leader in the effort to educate parents, policymakers and the public about what young children need to thrive and achieve.