Tutor Time International, a Salt Lake-based child care provider with operations in Utah, Arizona, Idaho and Colorado, has been notified by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration it is one of three finalists in a 20-year concession agreement to build and operate a children's center at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

The center will provide child-care services for children of the employees who work there.Chuck Hight, Tutor Time chairman and chief executive officer, said, "We have worked long and hard to merit this kind of recognition both for us and for the parents and children we've associated with over the years.

Members of NASA's Source Evaluation Plan met last month in Mesa, Ariz., with Hight and two Tutor Time vice presidents, Dean McDonald and Beverly Bloom, to discuss the project and qualifications of the potential providers. This week, Tutor Time officials are in Florida for follow-up negotiations.