Jordan Center Dedication to be Held Aug. 24
July 24, 2006

Jordan Center

The public is invited to dedication ceremonies for the Jordan Center, the new Wor-Wic Community College child development building, on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 3 p.m., at the college campus in Salisbury.

Local dignitaries are expected to join members of the board of trustees, Jordan family members, employees, students, children enrolled in the center and parents for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, milk and cookies, and tours of the building.

The building was named in honor of Margaret Twilley Jordan in recognition of a gift from her estate that helped fund construction costs for the center. An oil portrait of Jordan and a bronze plaque, which will hang in the lobby of the new center, will be unveiled at the ceremonies.

The 6,600 square foot child development center features two large classrooms for college students and two large classrooms that are designed and equipped with a range of age-appropriate learning materials, one for 2- to 3- year olds and the other for 4- to 5- year olds. The center also features a kitchen, sickroom and an outdoor play area.

The opening of the new Jordan Center will enable more area residents who have children to attend college and will offer a quality educational program for the children enrolled. The center will also provide a learning laboratory for students majoring in early childhood education.

This fall, the center will offer educational programs for children from 2 to 5 years old during the day and for children from 2 to 12 years old in the evening and summer. Child care services are provided for children of Wor-Wic students, employees and local residents, on a space-available basis. Area residents interested in child care services can pick up enrollment packets, tour the facility and meet the staff of the center at the dedication.

Anyone interested in attending the dedication should call (410) 334-2810 by Aug. 17.