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New toddler wing opens at FSU Childcare and Early Learning Program

Posted at 4:10 PM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 13:46:17-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida State University welcomed some of the tiniest members of the FSU family Monday.

The FSU Childcare and Early Learning Program reopened Monday, this time with a new toddler wing.

The completion of the wing represents the final piece of construction of the 15,000 square foot facility, finally joining all ages from as young as 11 weeks up to four years, together under one roof.

"We really did try to incorporate students first so that we could get as many students with children in as possible so that they could find quality care while they're doing their own work," said Shannon Staten, the executive director of the facility. "And that was great, but we also wanted to expand and we couldn't expand out there, the buildings out there were not able to continue to be used for much longer."

With the addition of the new wing, the program can now serve up to 133 children. About 90 started Monday, but the rest will join in October.