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Ruth L. Bennett Improvement Club
Photo © August 2006, John A. Bullock III.
The Ruth L. Bennett Home for Women and Girls (right)
The Wilson Memorial Nursery (left)
(Approach to the Commodore Barry Bridge in the background)
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The Ruth L. Bennett Home extends a welcome to women who desire protection, and are here for the purpose of advancement.
Open to women who desire to work and who will try to hold their jobs by giving efficient service.
A competent matron will be in charge, whose advice and suggestions must be respected.
Rooms must be kept scrupulously clean by those occupying them. Eating and laundering in rooms strictly prohibited.
No woman must leave her room in disorder when she goes to her work. When unemployed she must assist in keeping the Home clean.
11 P.M. is the hour for closing. If a girl is required to be out later, she must inform the matron.
Standing at the gate at a late hour conversing with friends strictly prohibited.
A fee of $?.50 per week for bed, which must be paid in advance. If a girl is unemployed she will be cared for until she finds employment, when she will be required to pay arrearages, if any.
The telephone must not be used for out of town calls (except absolutely necessary), and the matron will collect for same. All telephone communications to or from this building must be registered in the book provided for this purpose.
This is not a rooming house, and girls occupying rooms are required to cooperate with the Board of Directors of the Bennett Improvement Club in the maintenance of this Institution and its standards.
Board of Directors,
The William Wilson Memorial Nursery was founded in 1928 for emergency, temporary, and long term care of children. It has been best known for its services to Delaware County and the Chester Community for its Institutional care. In the Spring of 1963, Delaware County dedicated its newly built shelter to care for its many children's various needs.
Later in 1963 the Wilson Memorial Nursery revised its program to meet the increasing demands of a well equipped Day Care Center in Chester, PA for children 3 - 6 years of age.
The following are features:
a. Daily snacks at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
b. A full balanced meal at 12 Noon daily.
c. The hours are from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. for the convenience of working parents.
d. Daily activities are varied and provide opportunities for children to learn new skills and acquire new knowledge and interest in the things around them.
e. These activities are appropriate to the ages of the children.
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