February 26, 2007
Ground was broken on February 26 for Mission College’s new campus Child Development Center. When completed, the center will triple the amount of affordable child care available to parent-students. The $9.1-million complex will also house Mission College's child development discipline. "This building will be vibrant with the sounds of teaching and learning," said Child Development vice chair Jan Silver. Guests included L.A. Councilman Tony Cardenas, who helped secure funding for the center as a member of the state Assembly; L.A. Community College District Chancellor Rocky Young; and district trustees Sylvia Scott Hayes and Nancy Pearlman. Very special guests included several children from the present Child Development Center (an aging bungalow) who helped dignitaries break ground for the upcoming structure. Construction of the 27-thousand-square-foot facility is expected to take about a year.
Photos by Leonard Baptiste