Kennedy-Donovan Center unveils EIC’s new classroom, indoor playground

Kennedy-Donovan Center unveils EIC’s new classroom, indoor playground

NEW BEDFORD — Out with the old and in with the new: Kennedy-Donovan Center unveiled its newly renovated Early Intervention Center at its open house on Tuesday.

With $150,000 in donations, the KDC was able to update its EIC with a fully accessible children’s bathroom, updated assessment classroom and indoor playground, new flooring and a fresh coat of interior paint to create a more inviting space for children and families.

The EIC serves about 500 children in the New Bedford area facing developmental delays, disabilities and other challenges. With the renovations, children from birth to 36 months will be able to grow and improve their sensory-motor skills with new learning areas.

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Visitors tour the new early intervention classroom at the newly renovated Kennedy-Donovan Center, Early Intervention Center in New Bedford.

The updated indoor playground which once held a giant ball-pit and slide has been converted into a creative space with an indoor jungle gym, interactive music boards and wall-mounted puzzles. A partial wall with a locking gate was installed to create a hallway so adults and staff can walk by without disturbing children at play. Photos of current and previous children and families are on display.