Archive for Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Little Angels planning expansion

November 1, 2006

Children at Little Angels Learning Center will have a little more room to play and learn, once the city completes a planned expansion project.

David Delladio, administrator at Little Angels, said the center is purchasing the land next to the current building to make room for a 4,500-square-foot expansion. The new addition will house the infant and toddler group.

"There is just a high demand in the area for that age group," Delladio said about building the addition.

Some work on expanded parking at the center already has begun. An entrance and exit -- as well as additional spaces -- were built, in anticipation of the addition. The parking lot should be finished next spring, and construction on the building could begin in summer 2007. Delladio said he hopes to have the addition ready for use by next fall.

"Right now we're getting bids and proposals from different people," he said. "That will probably be finalized in the spring."

The new addition will separate age groups and allow them to better focus on age-appropriate material, Delladio said. The infant and toddler group requires the most care giving and focuses on developmental activities while the older children concentrate on learning.

"We're at about 120 kids right now and this will bring us up to about 180," Delladio said about the expansion. "We're getting a lot of positive feedback from people moving to the area and current families."

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