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November 16, 2004


Albany-- Dozens of kids are now coming to work with their parents at one of Albany's biggest employers.

Albany is the test site for a new Procter and Gamble project. It's the first of its kind for the corporate giant and a first for Georgia.

What does a daycare full of kids have to do with one of Albany's biggest employers? Everything. David Taylor, the Vice President of North America Family Care says, "This is a test and we came to Albany because it is a progressive, dynamic site and we figured if it will work anywhere it will work in Albany."

Albany is the prototype for an on-site, around the clock, child care center just for Procter and Gamble employees. While the kids are playing and learning in the 1.4 million dollar facility, parents are working nearby.

Employee and mom, Angela Owens, says, "I have actually had private, at home child care up until this point."

It's the first day for 3-year-old Tyler and his mom is happy to have a safe alternative, "He has already met new friends today, he is having a wonderful time so we are just excited about the new facility and I just have a lot of confidence they are going to love on him just like he gets at home."

Taylor says, "At P&G we hire people with the hope they will stay their entire career and have a successful career and retire with P&G and with a place like this I think we will do a better job keeping more people."

P&G hopes by keeping the kids happy, their parents will be happy too.

If the day care center is a success in Albany, the company plans to build similar facilities at their other plants world-wide. This is the first 7-day, 24-hour day care in Georgia.

Posted at 4:31 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com

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