The Giving Tree Child Center, a new day-care center, is all but ready to open at 420 Bainbridge St., the former Life Management Medical Center.
Director Natalie Renn says the center, which is for infants and toddlers, will offer enriching classes such as baby and me yoga, music and art. They will also have parent seminars a few times a year.
The 4,000 square foot facility is expected to open in October. It’s essentially ready, but Renn says she’s waiting for a license from the state Department of Public Welfare, which oversees such businesses.
“As a center that is focused exclusively on infants and young toddlers, we are dedicated to training staff on each stage of early childhood development, communication techniques, sleeping strategies and eating patterns,” Renn said in an email.
The kiddies will also be able to play in the indoor mini-gym or the backyard, and will even get scooted around in stroller rides and to the playground. Interested parents can also check out their Logan Square location to meet Renn.
Find out more information at the website here.
Meanwhile, this center is helping fill a day-care gap in South Philly. From what we’ve heard, there is a huge shortage of decent child-care facilities, with huge waitlists and limited options. Is that right, all you parents out there?