The Eagleview Child Development Center

The Eagleview Child Development Center at Mohegan Sun, which opened on Jan. 6, 2003 will provide care for 308 children of employees at Mohegan Sun Resort and the Tribal government. The center has 36,000 square feet of dynamic space to serve children from 6 weeks to 12 years. The center is located on the Mohegan Reservation and is located conveniently for parents working for the Tribe.

The $13 million center will provide children with a broad range of family services as part of the benefit package for the Tribe’s 10,600 full and part-time employees.

The Eagleview Child Development Center will feature a curriculum that emphasizes the development of each child’s physical, intellectual, social and emotional well-being. It will provide full-day care as well as a full-day kindergarten program and a school-age program for school vacations, including summer and snow days. The center will also offer full-time and part-time childcare and drop-in/back-up care on a space-available basis. “our full-time kindergarten program will eliminate the hassles associated with the half-day programs offered at most day care centers,” said Kim Warecke, Director of the Eagleview center. “Our school-aged program addresses the gap in school vacation schedules.”

Designed by Brennan Beer Gorman/Architects of New York, the center features a family atmosphere with suites, living areas, natural light and simple design as well as outdoors play areas for all classrooms. The general contractor for the project was A/Z Corporation of Ledyard, CT. The electrical and low voltage systems were installed by Native Sons Ltd. The project required special attention to electrical safety to assure that all installations were “child-proof” and exceeded all National Safety Code requirements. Priority was given to tribal supervisors, trade workers and laborers.