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KeyBank Donates $3,000 to Child Care Center at College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: February 16, 2009

CONTACT: Lisa Saunders

(845) 574 - 4244

lsaunde2@sunyrockland.edu

 

KeyBank Donates $3,000 to Child Care Center at SUNY Rockland Community College

 

Suffern, NY - KeyBank donated $3,000 to the Rockland Community College Foundation to benefit the Campus Fun & Learn Child Development Center, which will soon be located in the nearly completed Theresa Morahan Simmons Center for Children and Families. The Center's child care program is open to the public.

 

Michael Orsino, President, KeyBank, Hudson Valley District said, "We recognize that Rockland Community College plays an instrumental role in helping the residents of Rockland achieve their educational goals. The new child care center will provide wonderful programming for children ages six weeks to 12 years old, making it possible for parents to attend classes while their children are well cared for. We’re delighted to support the new center."

 

The brand new Theresa Morahan Simmons Center will house the Campus Fun & Learn Child Development Center, which serves children from infancy through after-school age. The program will include art, music, language activities, and more, and is open to the community. RCC students who enroll their children qualify for scholarships and subsidies for child care tuition, making it very affordable.

 

In addition to providing care and education to young children, the Center will provide an opportunity for education students, psychology students and others to gain experience and understanding in working with young children.

 

The new facility will accommodate 58 full-time children, with potential for several more on a part-time basis, as well as 24 after-school and evening openings. It will also greatly increase teacher observation and internship capability.

 

The building is named in memory of Theresa Morahan Simmons, a local early childhood educator whose commitment to children, families, and education serves as an inspiration for RCC's teacher education and child care programs. The center was designed by EYP Architects of Albany, NY.

 

For more information about Campus Fun & Learn, contact Kyle Miller, Director, at 845-574-4561 or kmiller@sunyrockland.edu  For more information about the College, visit the website at www.sunyrockland.edu
Key Foundation supports programs and organizations that promote economic self-sufficiency, in particular financial education and workforce development initiatives, in a diverse and inclusive environment. In 2008, the Foundation made grants totaling $12.5 million to organizations throughout its footprint, which stretches from Maine to Alaska. Key Foundation is a private foundation funded by KeyBank.

 

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Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality education...at a price you can afford.

 

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Fran Reinstein, VP Community Relations, Key Bank (right) presents a $3,000 donation to Kyle Miller, Director of Campus Fun & Learn Child Development Center, and Dr. Cliff L. Wood, President of SUNY Rockland Community College, for the child care center.  It will be housed in the Theresa Morahan Simmons Center for Children and Families, which is located on the College campus. Children are Ashley, Madina, Nickolas, Zahar, Nia and Jordan.

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