NEW JERSEY—Isaac “Ike” Heller, founder of Heller Industrial Parks, was celebrated recently at the 25th anniversary of the John Kenney Child Care Center in Edison. Heller built and subsidizes the school.

“Child care is an even-more significant issue for families than it was 25 years ago so there is a continuing need for this center, which has served as a model for others,” said Heller, chairman of the board of Heller Industrial Parks Inc.

The center provides a safe, healthy and educational environment for area children through subsidized care for Heller Park employees, Edison residents, Edison Township School and municipal employees. The center was named for the late John Kenney, an active Edison resident who teamed with Heller to defeat the construction of a garbage incinerator slated for the site.

The 9,000-sq.-ft. facility provides a secure learning environment with a library, resource room with computer, conference room, a fully equipped gymnasium and kitchen.

Heller’s community involvement earned him a Humanitarian Award from The National Conference of the State of New Jersey and he is also a major contributor to the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, St. Peter’s Medical Center in New Brunswick and the Public Library in South Brunswick.