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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 9, 2015

Lancaster Day Care Center Celebrates
100th Anniversary with New Name and Brand Launch

Lancaster Day Care Center launches new name and brand
focused on early education for families who need it most

LANCASTER, Pa. – In celebration of their 100th anniversary, Lancaster Day Care Center in Lancaster,
Pennsylvania is proud to announce the launch of a new brand identity and name — Lancaster Early
Education Center. The name has been updated to showcase the Center’s focus on education while
providing high-quality care for children of low to moderate income families at an affordable cost.
The transition of the Center’s new brand elements, such as signage, will take place over the next
few months.

“The families we serve need more than child care. They need a true educational partner who provides
learning opportunities for their entire family,” said Nina Moragne, CEO of the newly named
Lancaster Early Education Center. “The children here receive a developmentally appropriate
curriculum based on the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards. It’s time that our name and brand
reflect our proven, educational focus.”

Since 1915, Lancaster Early Education Center has served more than 20,000 low to moderate income
working families. The majority of those families earn less than $25,000 per year and 100 percent
receive some tuition assistance based on their income.

“As parent who worked in the not-for-profit sector while my child attended the Center, I
appreciated the sliding scale that made it possible for me to afford child care. I’m thankful to
those who financially support the Center to allow other children to experience the exceptional
foundation that mine did,” said Heather Morris, a parent of a child who attended the center. “My
experience at Lancaster Day Care Center far exceeded by expectations. I loved that there was no
turn-over in staff while my daughter was there and I remember her lunches always seemed better than
mine!”

Parent involvement is a critical component in the Center’s mission and all parents with children in
the program are required to be employed in a full-time job or educational program as well as take
an active role in their child’s development.

“Our families are working full-time jobs during the day and in the evenings are taking advantage of
our parent educational programs which teach them everything from how to read to your child to how
to save for your first home,” said Moragne. “By taking a full-family approach, we’re breaking the
cycle of poverty.”

The Center’s educational, full-family approach has resulted in 90 percent of participating families
attending their child’s kindergarten parent teacher conferences and 100 percent of families in the
program recently rated their partnership with the Center as good or excellent. Unfortunately, the
Center currently has more than 300 children on their waiting list who are in need of care. Moragne
is hoping that the refreshed brand and new Center name will bring more awareness to the educational
focus of the Center and the great need that still remains in the community.

“Right here in Lancaster County we have more than 300 children whose parents need safe, secure,
educational-based child care so they can work full time,” adds Moragne. “Full time work means
breaking that cycle of poverty. We’re changing futures here — one educational moment at a time.”

To make a donation or to volunteer with Lancaster Early Education Center, visit www.lancasterearlyeducation.org or
call 717.392.7413.

About Lancaster Early Education Center
Lancaster Early Education Center (formerly Lancaster Day Care Center) opened in 1915. The non-
profit, charitable organization is committed to providing early education and affordable childcare
and strives to improve the quality of life of the children they serve. Lancaster Day Care Center
serves low to moderate income, working families in Lancaster County. For more information about the
organization, please visit www.lancasterearlyeducation.org.

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