Westview recently broke ground to develop a new 7,000 square foot child care center dedicated to children of its valued employees. The construction project will involve the redevelopment of an existing building as well as 5,000 square feet of structural addition; slated for opening in June 2023. Shaws & Associates, LLC, based out of Moodus, CT is the contractor for the project; working with local subcontractors and supply houses throughout the process. The new Westview Child Care Center will be located at 39 Thompson Turnpike, Dayville, CT, directly across the street from Westview Health Care Center and Country Living at Westview Commons—a 103-bed skilled nursing facility and 75-unit independent and assisted living facility, respectively.
The Westview family of companies now offer employment opportunities for over 300 full-time, part-time, and per diem positions. Nestled on each of the four corners at the intersection of Ware Road and Thompson Turnpike, this "campus" arrangement and the new Westview Child Care Center will vertically integrate solutions for family needs—a unique, catered convenience for Westview employees.
Westview’s objective is to promote a child care center that is affordably priced, youth-oriented, developmentally appropriate, educationally encouraging, health promoting, independently functional, and environmentally sensitive. The project will feature enhanced safety, security, and surveillance systems (i.e., parental monitoring), a large centrally-located multi-purpose area, and an outdoor recreation yard with unique and enriching scenescapes—including a pirate ship and medieval castle. Westview Child Care Center will include licensure for up to 74 children; ranging between daycare for infants and toddlers to after-school care for older children.
Children enrolled at Westview Child Care Center will have direct access to Westview’s athletic trainers, pediatric health and therapeutic departments, a highly creative arts and theater program, and a new “Adopt-A-Grandparent” initiative. “We have developed an exciting and enriching plan for inter-generational activity here,” says David T. Panteleakos, Westview Health Care Center Administrator. “Our young participants will build lasting friendships through writing letters, sending cards, and making visits to the residents of our facilities. It gives our valued seniors a sense of family and purpose—and furthermore, it helps children work on their communication skills and develop an understanding of social responsibility. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
This new, state-of-the-art child care center has been in development for several years and will provide quality child care on-site, offer expanded backup care, and customize flexible schedules to address the community’s critical child care needs. “Addressing child care is as much of a workplace challenge as it is a family challenge,” says Mr. Panteleakos. “We are truly committed to being an employer of choice, and we work to continually enhance our wage and benefit program for our outstanding employees. This significant $2 million investment is made with full confidence that our team at Westview can do amazing things when we support each other. In doing so, we aim to recruit and retain working parents by helping with the balance between family life and work.” Mr. Panteleakos further details his motivation for this project with gratitude for the staff at Westview: “Westview’s achievements would not be possible without our amazing employees, and we will continue to do everything we can to provide support. This is all about making sure that our community of colleagues know they have the opportunity to work within a family-focused, modernly sensible, supportive culture.”
Westview Health Care Center is a 103-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, which includes a distinct and self-contained 28-bed sub-acute short term rehabilitation unit and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapies including: Sports Medicine, Adolescent/Pediatric, Adult, and Aquatic Outpatient Centers, all dedicated to providing outstanding quality health care services. The Dayville, Connecticut facility is consistently ranked among the top nursing facilities in the nation, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as U.S. News and World Report, consecutively for the past 14 years.
If you or your loved one would like more information or to take a tour of the facility, we invite you to a closer look at Westview Health Care Center.
Please contact our Resident Services office at 860-774-8574