PCC breaks ground on Rock Creek Campus Child Development Center
Portland Community College broke ground on a new 7,800-square-foot Child Development Center located near the Washington County Museum on the Rock Creek Campus. The $7 million, bond-funded facility will serve up to 67 infants, toddlers and pre-school children, and will open for operation in March 2019.
The ceremony included remarks by Rock Creek President Sandra Fowler-Hill, student Diana Vargas and a mini-ground breaking with children of students who attend the campus.
“We thank the PCC student parents who are here today with these future Panthers,” Fowler-Hill said. “This is their center. This is their home away from home.”
It’s not the only campus getting a bond-funded makeover of its child development services. At the Sylvania Campus, work has begun to create a new, larger child development center on the south side of the campus.
The 14,000-square-foot facility will serve between 60-75 children and will cost roughly $7 million. Leaders are eyeing completion for February 2019. Sylvania is the epicenter for the Child Development Center for the Early Education and Family Studies, and involves more of a teaching environment with students and faculty working on best practices.