Doylestown Health celebrated a milestone of ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health on Saturday, September 30th, when it celebrated the ribbon-cutting and dedication of the new Children’s Village early childhood education center.
The program, followed by a formal ribbon-cutting and tours, was the largest event hosted by Doylestown Health, with around 500 families, employees, supporters, legislators and others in attendance. The newly opened center welcomed 220 students “back to school” on October 2, 2023. Of those, roughly half are children of medical staff, nurses and other employees of Doylestown Health. The new Children’s Village is nearly double the size of the previous facility, designed to replicate a “village” setting, with colorful buildings connected together to form one warm, welcoming center for childcare, teaching and learning.
The former Children’s Village facility, which operated on the hospital campus for 35 years, was destroyed by a tornado in August 2020. While no one was seriously injured in the event, Children’s Village was damaged beyond repair. Soon after, Doylestown Health Foundation announced that a rebuild would be a new priority of ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health. Support for the project included gifts from generous ONE VISION donors, as well as a $2 million grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.
Children’s Village is a fully licensed early childhood education center accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and holding a STAR-4 rating (the highest) in the Pennsylvania Keystone STARS Quality Initiative. Serving children from six weeks of age through kindergarten, Children’s Village is also licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Carefully designed curriculum at Children’s Village employs Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and concentrates on the behavioral, social, emotional, and intellectual well-being and growth of each individual student. It has operated as part of Doylestown Health since 1986.
Doylestown Health is beginning a bold new chapter as we approach our second century of exceptional healthcare delivery. To honor our centennial, Doylestown Health launched a $100-million comprehensive campaign, ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health, to elevate the patient experience to new heights and unlock our full potential to deliver exceptional care. Philanthropic support of the One Vision Campaign funds transformational renovation and expansion across the Doylestown Hospital and Pine Run campuses and will help chart the course for the next generation of patients, providers, and technology. For more information, visit the DoylestownHealthFoundation.org or call 215-345-2009.
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