THEN & NOW: Pooh Corner Day Care celebrates 40 years

Jessica Robinson reads to children Thursday at Pooh Corner
Day Care and Preschool.

Then: When the Child Development Council of Adams County opened the first Pooh Corner Day Care on June 4, 1973, it was met with controversy.

"At that time, women were to 'stay home and take care of your children,' " said Rebecca Plambeck, current council president. "A lot of people weren't for this because it was, 'You stay home. You don't need to be in the work force. You need to be home taking care of your children.' "

Even with the backlash, there was a great demand and a second site was opened less than two years later.

Now: Forty years later, the Pooh Corner Day Care program has continued to thrive, providing jobs for adults and a fun and educational environment for hundreds of young children.

Pooh Corner operates day care services at Grace United Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church and serves children from 6 weeks to 13 years old.

During the school year, a majority of the children there are under preschool age, including infants as young as 6 weeks.

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