Fraser Creative Learning Center unveils remodel at open house today
July 19, 2011
FRASER – The Fraser Creative Learning Center will reveal its recent remodel and addition with a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 19. Parents, students, alumni, staff and the community are invited for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and an opportunity to visit the new spaces.
The Fraser Creative Learning Center (FCLC) worked with the Sprout Foundation for funding and building design. A special plaque will be unveiled to thank the Sprout Foundation for their generous support.
The project adds a Gross-motor development room and redesign of the kitchen, two bathrooms and adds a second floor administrative space. These improvements directly improve the quality of education, care and functionality of the FCLC.
The Gross-motor skills room is a room for specialized directed play and includes a climbing wall and supportive flooring. The added space on the second floor is for administration and the bathroom and kitchen remodel allows better access and security with the children. This addition and remodel project will also give the FCLC increased Qualistar compliance.
The children are especially excited about the moon-window which anyone can enjoy.
The mission of the Fraser Creative Learning Center (FCLC) is to provide a safe learning environment in which children can grow and develop emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially. Through this creative learning environment, it is the goal of the FCLC that each child will be successfully ready for Kindergarten by experiencing an age-appropriate curriculum that builds the foundation of learning for the children as they enter the East Grand School District. The Center provides these objectives through a carefully prepared, developmentally appropriate curriculum, balanced with free time for play and social interaction.
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The FCLC was established in 1979 as a private, not-for-profit, licensed childcare and preschool program. There are roughly 22 children currently enrolled in the program. FCLC received and has maintained National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation since 1998. FCLC’s current director, Johnnie Romano, has been with the Center for more than 20 years and maintains a low staff turnover. The FCLC has and continues to provide quality early childhood education, which in turn produces children that are Kindergarten-ready at the end of their tenure at the Center.