Method Child Development Center To Partner With Capitol Broadcasting Company
The daycare facility will be located on Agnes Street.
Capitol Broadcasting Company announced on Thursday, February 27, 2003, that the media conglomerate has partnered with Method Child DevelopmentCenter to build a new 5-star facility adjacent to the WRAL-TV Studio campus. CBC employees will receive priority enrollment but all members of the community will be eligible to enroll their children in the program.
The state-of-the-art 11,000 square foot child development center will be able to serve up to 131 children. A new after-school program for children ages K – 5th grades and increased family support services will be offered at the new center as well as the current daycare programs for infants through school age children.
CBC, in conjunction with the Catholic Diocese, will provide the land for the new center located between Western Boulevard and the Centennial Campus. CBC also provided substantial monetary donations towards construction of the center, along with Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, the current home of the center.
To kick off the announcement, Method Childcare Development Center has launched a $1.5 million “Method on the Move” capital campaign. U.S. Senator and Mrs. John Edwards are serving as honorary co-chairs for the campaign. Three of their four children at one time attended Method Child Development Center.
Method Child Development Center, originally located in the Method Road community, began as a daycare center for underprivileged children in 1969. Most attended the center on scholarships or financial aid, and the center sought to help these children get a head start on learning, after the model of Governor Hunt’s Smart Start program. The center housed about 17 children at that time. The center later moved to Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in 1974 and eventually increased its capacity to over 70.
The new center is tentatively slated to open in January 2004, with hours from 7:30am to 6:00pm.