The popular Del. E. Webb Family Enrichment Center at Yavapai College is subject to the same opening-of-school limitations as the rest of the campus.
For more than 12 years, the center has provided high-quality educational experiences for children ages 3 months to 5 years old.
College officials said that because the center is part of the academic program, it had to adhere to policies and protocols governing the reopening of campus.
“Our job is to protect our students, teachers and staff. We must be consistent in protecting everyone,” Rodney Jenkins, vice president of community relations and student development, said.
Earlier this spring, an organization called Friends of the FEC sponsored a fundraiser to support programs. Hope Hyland, FEC president and member of the YC Foundation board of directors, said the 150 invited guests contributed several thousand dollars, to be dedicated to providing scholarships, tuition and other resources.
Speaking to the crowd in the YC Performing Arts Center, Hyland said the center was a positive educational asset unlike any other in the community. She said the laboratory school benefits youngsters, parents and the teachers in training and their mentors.
Limited to 25 students, the center ordinarily is open five days a week, 7:45 a.m.to 5:15 p.m.
More details about the Del. E. Webb Family Enrichment Center are online at www.yc.edu/v6/family-enrichment-center.
Photo by Ray Newton