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WCSU Child Care Center fundraiser to feature reception, ‘Evita’ ticket

DANBURY, CONN. — The Western Connecticut State University Child Care Center will host an event to raise funds for the center on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. At 6:30 p.m., guests will enjoy tapas and a cash bar in Room 241 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. At 8 p.m., guests will enjoy the theatre department production, “Evita,” in the MainStage Theatre in the Visual and Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $40, and include the reception, show and a donation. Tickets are available at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center box offices or online at

The center has raised funds in the past through Cabaret tickets, raffles, auctions and donated goods. This year, the center’s board decided to piggyback on “Evita,” this fall’s Theatre Arts Department performance. Oni Figueroa, a member of the board that made this fundraiser possible, said, “As a result of these fundraisers, we’ve been able to award grants to our WCSU students, many of whom may not have been able to continue taking classes without affordable child care.”

The Child Care Center is licensed by the State of Connecticut and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC administers the largest and most widely recognized national, voluntary, professionally sponsored accreditation system for all types of early childhood schools and child care centers. The center provides high quality, developmentally appropriate experiences for children ages three through five.

The center exists to provide a safe, developmentally appropriate learning environment for preschool children of the Western Connecticut State University community as well as the Danbury region.  It provides an engaging early care and education experience that encourages parental involvement and promotes each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.




Western Connecticut State University offers outstanding faculty in a range of quality academic programs. Our diverse university community provides students an enriching and supportive environment that takes advantage of the unique cultural offerings of Western Connecticut and New York. Our vision: To be an affordable public university with the characteristics of New England’s best small private universities.