New Facility to Accommodate
Childcare Needs of Our Faculty and Staff
For 20 years, the Hockaday Child Development Center (HCDC) has been
the heart of the School for the children of our faculty and staff. As infants
only six weeks old to toddlers and preschoolers, boys and girls come to the
HCDC every day with their mothers and fathers who trust the devoted staff
to teach, care for, and love their children while they themselves are teaching
Hockaday students in their own classrooms. During these two decades,
the Center has grown dramatically. Since it opened in 1998, the HCDC has
functioned in two temporary portable buildings on the far west side of
the campus. Bulging at the seams, the portable buildings have reached
maximum capacity with 33 children and 12 full- and part-time teachers.
Realizing the need for a new facility, the Board of Trustees announced
in Fall 2017 that the School will undertake to build a new permanent facility
for the Hockaday Child Development Center.
The new Center will serve up to 64 children, nearly doubling the
capacity, allowing the School to accommodate all the childcare
needs of our faculty and staff.