WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue announced Wednesday (Feb. 3) that the Patty Jischke Early Care and Education Center will remain open indefinitely to help meet the child care needs of the Purdue community.
“We agree that the closing of this center at this time is not a good idea,” Purdue President Mitch Daniels said. “The concept of taking down and replacing the center arose in the pre-pandemic era and was driven by a well-researched and conceived master plan to create a live, work and play community in our Discovery Park District. Like so many things, the pandemic has disrupted those plans. Since it has not yet proven feasible, practically or economically, to find or build a replacement, the best idea is to keep the current center open.”
Purdue has worked to expand child care options over recent years with the Jischke Center, which opened in 2008, and the Purdue Early