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Pictured at the Robin’s Nest expansion ribbon-cutting: Keith Safian, Phelps President  and CEO; Kenneth Wray, Sleepy Hollow Mayor; Diane Matrafailo, Robin’s Nest director; Lauren McDonald, Robin’s Nest Board member; and Daniel Blum, Phelps Senior VP.

A ribbon-cutting for the Robin’s Nest child care center at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center was held in November, marking the official opening of a $1,400,000 expansion. The 3,860-square-foot addition to the facility opens up day care opportunities for 40 more infants, toddlers and preschool age children, ages two months through six years.

Taking part in cutting the ribbon, Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray said, “The expansion of Robin’s Nest is great for everyone in the community, especially for working parents who know that their children are well taken care of here.  The Village is growing, the hospital is growing, and it’s important that assets such as this facility grow, too.”

Phelps President and CEO Keith F. Safian said, “The Robin’s Nest has a long tradition of providing excellent child care for local families and hospital employees.  The need we are meeting for greater capacity is a solid indicator that the community is recovering from the recession, with more and more parents employed.  Phelps is delighted to be able to support our region’s economic growth by making it possible for a greater number of young children to receive care.”

Diane Matrafailo, director of the facility, said, “The Robin’s Nest is one of very few day care facilities in the area that is nationally accredited.  Parents know that this is a mark of excellence and it is one of the reasons so many want to bring their children to the Robin’s Nest.  With the expansion, we are happy to be able to accommodate more children, cutting down wait times for enrollment.” For information, call 914-366-3232.

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