Utah Power & Light Co. has given a $9,500 check to Salt Lake Community College for use in a child-care nutrition center.

The check was accepted by newly installed President Frank W. Budd.The money will be used to help with a child-care nutrition center in a $600,000 building that was built largely using private money from the Eccles Foundation, the Burton Foundation, the Bamberger Foundation and J.C. Penney Inc.

The earthquake-proof, state-of-the-art facility can handle up to 100 toddlers and eight infants. The center provides day-care services for SLCC students, many of whom are single parents, while providing a classroom training laboratory for students interested in becoming child-care providers.

UP&L officials said the company routinely makes donation to educational and charitable programs around the state.