Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center Open House is August 24th

Located at 2809 W Purdue Ave, Muncie, Indiana 47304. Photo by: Mike RhodesLocated at 2809 W Purdue Ave, Muncie, Indiana 47304. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

By: Marc Ransford—

Muncie, INThe YMCA of Muncie and Ball State University are committed to strengthening the Muncie community. Through a joint partnership, the YMCA and Ball State’s Child Study Center will be relocating all child care services to the newly renovated Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center beginning August 19th.  The community is invited to attend the open house on Saturday August 24th, 2019 from 10am to 12pm. The center is located at 2809 W. Purdue Ave, Muncie, Indiana 47304.

“The innovative integration of these two programs will benefit the entire community, particularly in preparing children for kindergarten,” said Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns. “Reimagined as the Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center, the facility will be a model for child care centers.”

“The creation of the new child care center is a major step forward for the community, providing a state-of-the-art facility for Muncie’s youngest residents,” said Chad Zaucha, president and chief executive officer of the Muncie YMCA. “This is a tremendous opportunity to enhance our programming in a modern facility,” he said. “We look forward to partnering with the Ball State Child Study Center, which will provide our families with additional opportunities to help foster the next generation of local residents.”

About the YMCA of Muncie

The Y is one of the nation’s leading non-profits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Muncie has served Delaware and Kosciusko Counties since 1881, with an excellent track record of providing quality mission driven programs that enrich the lives of all people in spirit, mind and body. In 2018 the YMCA served more than 16,000 unduplicated men, women and children while providing more than $458,000 in financial assistance to ensure everyone has access to life changing YMCA programs.  Visit the Y online at or on Facebook @YMCA of Muncie.

About Ball State

Founded in 1918 and located in Muncie, Ball State is one of Indiana’s premier universities and an economic driver for the state. Ball State’s nearly 22,000 students come from all over Indiana, the nation, and the world, and its 780-acre campus is large enough to accommodate premier facilities and 19 NCAA Division I sports but small enough to ensure the friendliness, personal attention, and access that are the hallmarks of the University.  Visit Ball State University online at or on Facebook @ballstate.

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