Day care for special needs children set for North Versailles
A new day care center for special needs children ages birth to 8 soon will open along Jacks Run Road in North Versailles Township.
Township code enforcement officer Allen Wagner said Pediatria HealthCare LLC will run the facility that can serve 48 youngsters in a 7,500-square-foot portion of Carmel Square, across the street from East Allegheny High School.
“New businesses are again finding North Versailles a development-friendly and supportive community,” Wagner told the township board of commissioners on Thursday.
Pediatria Healthcare will offer what it terms “a unique center-based program providing skilled nursing services and developmental therapies,” including speech, physical and occupational, 10-12 hours a day, five days a week.
“Construction is finished and occupancy permits have been issued by both North Versailles and the Pennsylvania Department of Health,” Wagner said. “We expect to announce the grand opening within the next few weeks.”
Wagner said it will be the third center of its kind in Pennsylvania, following operations in Erie and Philadelphia.
Township officials said the facility will maintain a ratio of three children for each caregiver. Pediatria officials said neonatal and pediatric licensed professionals will be employed.
Wagner said various parties helped to bring Pediatria to the Jacks Run Road location, including state Sen. James Brewster, D-McKeesport, and Rep. Joseph Markosek, D-Monroeville, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, board of commissioners president George Thompson and township engineer David Gilliland of Glenn Engineering.
Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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