Child Development Center holds ribbon-cutting ceremony
December 19, 2007
ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. - The Directorate of Community and Family Activities hosted a building dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the depot's Child Development Center here Dec. 18.
Plans are in place to open the Center on a limited basis in mid-January. However, the opening of the entire facility will be determined by delivery of furniture, toys and other items. Construction on the new facility began seven months ago.
The CDC, which serves military, government and contractor employees working on the installation, will host an inspection team from higher headquarters in early January to ensure all safety, fire, programming and health requirements have been met. The Center can accommodate 160 children and has already registered 50.
"This is an important step to ensure we have the most safe and secure environment possible for our most precious resource-children," said Jo Anne Amundson, CDC director.
During the holiday season, the Child and Youth Services staff will be offering alternate child care options. Winter camp trips to Anniston museums and DeSoto Caverns for school-age and middle school children will be offered in December. Children must be registered with Child and Youth Services before they can attend any trips.
Anniston Army Depot employs more than 5,000 government employees, and about 2,000 contractors work on the installation.