New management firm to oversee Penn State child care centers

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Pennsylvania firm already managing several Penn State child care centers, will take on a second center on the University Park campus through a partnership with the University’s College of Health and Human Development. The college will still retain oversight of both facilities.

Hildebrandt Learning Centers, a leading management firm of on-site employer-related child care centers with headquarters in Dallas, Pa., will begin managing the Bennett Family Center on Aug. 19. The two facilities together currently serve nearly 300 children. Hildebrandt is already managing the Child Care Center at Hort Woods on campus through a 2010 arrangement with the College of Health and Human Development. Hildebrandt also operates the child care center at Penn State Harrisburg.

“Hildebrandt is a quality provider of early childhood care and education and their work at Hort Woods has been outstanding. Hildebrandt also is widely recognized for its expertise in managing child care centers,” said Ann C. Crouter, dean of Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development. “While the college has done an excellent job of managing operations for our two centers, it makes more sense for the college to focus on our strengths in educational programming, quality of care, research and teaching, and leave the day-to-day management, such as scheduling, payroll and other logistics up to a company that has broad experience in these areas.”

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