Past News, Articles, History, and Events

Shaping the Next Generation: April 2023

By Betsy Billie | April 23, 2023

Brandywine Valley Magazine highlighted our Center’s 60th anniversary in 2022, and highlights our own Betsy Billie’s thoughts on what sets us apart. Check out the article here:¬†Brandywine Valley magazine April 2023

Honoring our 60th Anniversary

By Betsy Billie | April 21, 2023

We received letters from Senator Carolyn T. Comitta and Senator Robert P. Casey Jr, as well as a Citation of Celebration and Congratulations from the office of Mayor Lillian L. DeBaptiste in honor of our 60th anniversary as West Chester Area Daycare Center. Proclamation for […]

A program that helps put the “kind” in kindergarten: Feb 8, 1998

By Betsy Billie | April 19, 2023

This article from the Philadelphia Inquirer highlights our own Betsy Billie’s work as she shows kindergarteners how to be kind through example and action. Article below in two links: Pg 1: Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb 1998 Pg 2: Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb 1998

Giving Shoes To Kids (Operation Warm)

By Betsy Billie | April 19, 2023

Operation Warm is a national non-profit that gives away shoes and coats to relieve the financial burden that families experience when buying proper-fitting, season-appropriate shoes for their children. This program often helps many of the children the Center serves. Here is an article explaining a […]

Foundational rock, symbolizing our move to our current location (1969)

By Betsy Billie | April 19, 2023

This rock from 1969 symbolizes when The West Chester Area Day Care Center moved to its current location at 501 East Nields St.

Campaign Letter from Ralph R. Matlack Jr.: 1965

By Betsy Billie | April 19, 2023

This is a letter from our original president, Ralph R. Matlack Jr., dated 1965. When it was written, we were called The Day Care Association, which as the letter states, was “the community service for children of working mothers who are bereft of a husband’s […]

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