YWCA Children's Center - Lyons Campus

The YWCA Children’s Center Lyons Campus is located in the newly remodeled former Horace Mann facility. Now open Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm for children 6 weeks to 5 years old, tours of the facility are available by calling 563-244-8340.

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Press Release Dated 1-19-12

New YWCA Children’s Center Opening Monday

Clinton, Iowa, January 19, 2012 – The YWCA has announced they will be opening a second childcare center in Clinton’s North end this Monday. “After a lot of hard work, we are very excited to officially open the doors to our new Children’s Center," said YWCA Executive Director Lori Freudenberg. The YWCA Children’s Center Lyons Campus is located on the west side of the former Horace Mann School. The Children’s Center will be open Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. This facility’s services will be in addition to the YWCA’s current childcare services at the downtown facility.

“With this new facility, parents have the best of both worlds, a brand new center with experienced, proven leadership," said Freudenberg. “The staff have been working diligently to get the new facility ready." “It looks really great, so bright and colorful," said Freudenberg. Located just one block from the North Bridge, the new center will offer a convenient location for North end families, as well as those that live and work in Fulton and the surrounding communities.

“We encourage everyone to visit our website at www.ywcachildrenscenter.org," said Children’s Center Director Roxanne Eversoll. “On our website, you can view classrooms, check out our childcare rates, and meet our staff." “This new Lyons Campus location will allow us to help more area families have access to safe, affordable childcare," said Eversoll. “We can’t wait to open the doors and welcome new families to the facility."

The YWCA Children’s Center Lyons Campus will be housed on the west side of the first floor in the new Human Services Campus located at the former Horace Mann School located at 250 20th Avenue North in Clinton.

“We anticipate that once we open the doors on Monday, spots will fill up fast," said Eversoll. “We encourage parents that have interest to call us for a tour." “We’ll be happy to show them around the new facility and introduce them to our great staff," said Eversoll. For more information about the YWCA Children’s Center visit their website at www.ywcachildrenscenter.org or call Roxanne or LeAnne at 563-244-8340. – END –

Press Release Dated 5-23-11

YWCA Children’s Center Opening North End Location

Clinton, Iowa – The YWCA has announced plans to open a second childcare center in Clinton’s North end. The YWCA Children’s Center Lyons Campus will be located in the soon-to-be remodeled Horace Mann facility. Open Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm for children 6 weeks to 5 years old, a waiting list is now available for parents interested in reserving a spot.

“We are very excited to make the announcement about this new center," said YWCA Executive Director Lori Freudenberg. “The YWCA continues to help fill the needs of area families in providing exceptional, affordable childcare in a safe, secure environment. " “At the YWCA Children’s Center, we are proud to give children the opportunity to utilize their creativity and imagination while developing age-appropriate skills at their own pace," said Freudenberg. Located just one block from the North Bridge, the new state-of-the art center will offer a convenient location for North end families, as well as those that live and work in Fulton and the surrounding communities.

“At the YWCA, we strive to make learning fun," said Children’s Center Director Roxanne Eversoll. “This new location will allow us to have an impact in the lives of more area families and we’re very excited about that." “With this announcement, we also want to assure our current families that we will continue to provide services at the YWCA Children’s Center Downtown location, including second shift childcare and preschool," said Eversoll. “The new center will be in addition to our current services."

The YWCA Children’s Center Lyons Campus will be housed on the west side of the first floor in the new Human Services Campus located at the old Horace Mann School. This campus is being developed by New Directions. Plans for the Children’s Center include classrooms designed specifically to fit the needs of infants and young children, as well as two large, fenced in playgrounds allowing children to run and play outdoors, including privacy fencing and state-of-the art security features. The YWCA recently received a $75,000 grant from the Clinton County Gaming Association to furnish the rooms with furniture, educational resources, and equipment.

“We have spots available for 90 children at the new center, but we expect that they will fill up fast," said Eversoll. “We encourage parents to call now to get added to our waiting list." For more information about the YWCA Children’s Center visit their website at http://www.ywcachildrenscenter.org/ or call Roxanne or LeAnne at the YWCA 563-244-8340. – END –