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MCC closes on purchase of Woodside Church


The MCC Early Childhood Learning Center in Woodside Church will be expanded.
The MCC Early Childhood Learning Center in Woodside Church will be expanded.

Mott Community College MCC closed on the purchase of Woodside Church Friday, Oct. 6, officially taking possession of the property. The Church is located adjacent to the College’s main campus in Flint.

Funding for the purchase comes from bond proceeds that have been designated for improving and adding space to Mott’s already existing Early Childhood Learning Center, located inside the Church facility.

The College plans to renovate the existing Woodside Church building to create a new Family Life Center. The Family Life Center will allow for an expansion of MCC’s nationally accredited and nationally ranked Early Childhood Learning Center, currently open to children ages two-and-a-half to five years old with the expansion creating slots for infants, young toddlers, and older toddlers. The newly renovated facility will also provide more on campus observation and teaching experiences to college-age students in MCC’s Early Childhood Education Program.

In addition to Early Childhood programming, MCC students and their families will be able to utilize the Family Life Center to access resources and other supports that promote student retention and completion, such as personnel from local human services organizations and agencies, after school care, a food pantry and professional clothing closet, transportation support, cultural and recreational programming, and tickets for community events and activities.

“We are currently putting together a plan and preliminary design for the necessary renovations,” said Larry Gawthrop, Chief Financial Officer. “Our first priority is renovations to the Early Childhood Learning Center and then complete additional renovations in phases,” he added.

The Woodside congregation has until early April 2018 to relocate. The Church’s congregation unanimously approved the sale of the property to MCC on Sunday, Sept. 17.

Woodside Church is a 38,000 square foot building located immediately adjacent to Mott Community College’s main campus in Flint. It was built in 1956.

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