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Washington Hospital and Kidango's Washington Township Child Care Center Celebrate 10 Years Serving Fremont

Fremont, Calif., July 30, 2013 – Washington Hospital Healthcare System and Kidango’s Washington Township Child Care Center will celebrate the anniversary of a ten year partnership improving early education for hundreds of Fremont and tri-city children. Kidango, a Fremont-based nonprofit that operates more than 50 preschools in five counties has been operating the Little Washington Township Childcare Center on the Washington Hospital campus since 2003. Serving more than 70 children and their families each year, the center provides high quality early learning and education opportunities for infants, toddlers and preschool children.

“The center is of great benefit to our employees, physicians and associated staff, especially those who are juggling a professional life and raising children,” said Nancy Farber, Chief Executive Officer of Washington Hospital Healthcare System. “There are not many organizations today that have onsite childcare centers for their employees. Over the past decade, Little Washington Township has been helping us attract and retain talented health care professionals which are a benefit to the District we serve.”

“The quality of learning and social experiences a child achieves in their earliest years leaves an indelible impact that resonates throughout their lives,” said Paul Miller, Executive Director of Kidango. “No other agency provides research-based care and education as well as Kidango’s centers. And we are tremendously grateful for Washington Hospital’s leadership and enduring commitment to supporting Little Washington Township and serving the children in our community. Washington has long been a partner to Kidango and we are proud to stand with them in delivering a high quality preschool focusing on child development in the tri-city area.” Kidango preschools promote bonds between adults and children; respect and honor the diversity of the families served; and enhance the development of the child in all areas including social, emotional, physical and intellectual.

To celebrate the center’s 10th anniversary, Kidango and Washington Hospital will host a reception at the center on Wednesday, July 31 at 6:00 pm that includes current and past Kidango students and their families. Guest speakers include: Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison, Washington Township Health Care District Board of Director President William Nicholson, MD, Washington Hospital CEO Nancy Farber and Kidango Executive Director of Development and Communications, Dan Trimble.

About Washington Township Health Care District

Washington Township Health Care District is governed by an elected board of directors. Unlike a municipal or county hospital, Washington Hospital’s operating expenses, research, community programs, and employee salaries are funded by revenues generated through providing patient and other health care services. Washington Hospital Healthcare System includes a 389-bed acute-care hospital; the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute; The Gamma Knife® Center; Washington Radiation Oncology Center; Washington Interventional Radiology; Washington Outpatient Surgery Center; Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center; Washington Institute for Joint Restoration and Research; the Institute for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery; and Washington West, a complex which houses Washington Women’s Center, Outpatient Imaging Center, Sandy Amos R.N. Infusion Center, Washington Urgent Care; and additional outpatient hospital services, administrative facilities and Little Washington Township Childcare Center.

About Kidango

Kidango’s commitment is to ensure all children have access to the best opportunities for growth, focused on education and health. Its preschools and early learning centers ensure that all children—regardless of family income or background—have access to the academic and social opportunities needed to be prepared for kindergarten and a lifetime of learning. Founded with a single center in 1979, today Kidango serves more than 3,000 children in five counties and is one of California’s largest not-for-profit child development agencies. | @kidango