YWCA on the Square Gets a Makeover

By: Dana Brueck
By: Dana Brueck

Playtime at Madison's YWCA on the Square is about to get much better and brighter. Parts of the building are undergoing a makeover.

About a dozen volunteers got to work today, creating what they call purposeful play areas. They painted murals and sewed curtains.
The volunteers come from Dodgeville apparel retailer Lands' End and its back up child care center, Bright Horizons.
The company partnered with "Bright Horizons Foundation for Children" to create distinct play areas known as bright spaces at the YWCA.
Selected rooms will resemble a circus atmosphere, a seascape or a bistro for kids and families dining at the YWCA.
Martha Harrison is with the Bright Horizons Back-up Child Care Center at Lands' End. She says, "we're bringing in breakfast nooks, so they can sit together as a family have dinner time, like we all have, but have it in a comfortable place."
The YWCA provides affordable and shelter housing for women and families. The effort will transform six areas of the building throughout the next several weeks. The grand opening for the "Bright Spaces" is scheduled for May 10th.

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