The ribbon has officially been cut on the new Early Childhood Education Lab School (ECE-LS). Previously known as the Childhood Development Center, the ECE-LS has been rebuilt and relocated up the road from its former location.
President Joi Lin Blake remarked on the sensitivity to students’ needs and the developmental approach that she experienced as she toured the newly built facility.
“The idea that facilities folk and faculty can partner together to create an environment where student can thrive is really impressive and should be commended,” Blake said in her speech.
She also called back to a Hillary Clinton quote that, “they’re other people’s children, but they’re our children.” Blake used this to reference the care that the ECE-LS staff have towards the children they oversee.
After commending the faculty in childhood education, Governing Board President Mark Evilsizer described the importance of Palomar supporting the community.
“At Palomar college our vision is learning for success,” Evilsizer said in his speech. “We accept the top 100 percent of students that want to attend our college and this begins with some of the youngest members of our community.”
Vice President of instruction Dan Sourbeer explained that thanks to the passing of 2006’s Bond Measure M that paid for the construction of the ECE-LS, Palomar now has facilities that match the quality of the faculty.
“As you’ll see when you go inside the intelligence that went into this the, design is just extraordinary. You’ll be playing on the playground, I can almost guarantee it,” Sourbeer explained.