The Belle Center

ERHDC- The Belle Child Care Center: Finally Open and Better Than Ever Before

ERHDC- The Belle Child Care Center: Finally Open and Better Than Ever Before

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ERHDC- The Belle Child Care Center: Finally Open and Better Than Ever Before

Buffalo, New York – January 26, 2010 –It has been over 2 years since the day care at The Belle Center has been open. Today, it presents a more vibrant and equipped setting for the infants, toddlers and preschoolers it serves.
Our Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting will be held during a press conferenceat 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2010.
Over $270,000 in grants from The John R. Oishei Foundation and B.M.H.A have gone towards the newly renovated space, purchase of equipment and training of staff.
The John R. Oishei Foundation strives to be a catalyst for change to enhance economic vitality and the quality of life forthe Buffalo Niagara region. The Foundation was established in 1940 by John R. Oishei, founder of Trico Products Corporation.
The Belle Child Care Center provides much needed assistance for parents who need child care while working or furthering their education.
Department of Social Services fee reimbursement is available for those who meet the qualifications. Scholarships are also available to others in need.
The Belle Child Care Director- Laurie Beck has 15 years experience directing Day Cares for YWCA and CAO Head Start and enjoys the respect of the child care community. She says, “With our beautiful facility and experienced day care staff, we value the opportunities we get to share with the children and their parent(s).”
The Day Care is open to the public. The Belle Center provides services for children ages six weeks to 12 years Monday thru Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 104 Maryland Street, directly on bus route #29 and 2 blocks from the #5.
Without the initial investment from The Margaret L. Wendt foundation, The Belle Centers mission- “To offer innovative, educational, social and community building services for children, youth, senior citizens and families living in Western New York” would not be possible.