The McAuley Village Child Care Learning Center was built in 1990, along with McAuley Village – the 23-unit transitional housing program in which the Center is located.
In the late 1980s, the Sisters of Mercy saw a pressing need for single mothers to have safe, convenient childcare for their infants and toddlers. Without access to such child care, impoverished struggling mothers could not move their lives forward. And, without enriching child care, children could not prepare for school and success. So, the Child Care Learning Center became an important component in the creation of McAuley Village.
Eventually, the Center opened its doors for neighborhood children as well.
Over time, the Center expanded from one floor to two, and we have ensured that through the years we stay up to date with technology in education, new teaching methods and best practices.