Assumption embarked on a new adventure when it opened a childcare center in the school’s former convent in December. Initially, the idea was explored to meet the needs of AHS faculty. That objective appears to have been realized, since the children of eight faculty and staff members now come to the center daily.
More little ones from the greater community are also joining the center; frequently they are children or grandchildren of AHS alumni.
Villa Maria completed its licensing inspection April 1, when it was granted a two-year license through the Department of Human Services.
“We have been blessed by a very dedicated staff that truly enjoys caring for infants and children, and Don Hurla from DHS was extremely helpful in guiding Villa Maria through the licensing process,” said Linda Duffy, Assumption president.
Villa Maria serves families with infants as young as 6 weeks old, and is open yearround. The center’s remodeling project lasted six months and was funded by a generous grant from the Bechtel Foundation & Trusts, along with private donations.