Employee Daycare Center

|image=FileEmployee Daycare Center.svg|250px
|location=Aperture Science Enrichment Center
|era=''Portal 2''
|affiliation=Aperture Science
{{Quote|Bring your Daughter to Work Day. That did not end well. And... forty potato batteries. Embarrassing. I mean, I realize they're children, but still, you know, low hanging fruit, all that. Barely science, really, is it?|Wheatley|Portal 2|FileSphere flashlight tour41-42.ogg}}

The '''Employee Daycare Center''' is a small location located in the Aperture Science Enrichment Center, between the Turret Manufacturing and the Neurotoxin Generator. 

Briefly visited in Portal_2_storyline 5 ''The Escape''. Little information is given about it in ''Portal 2''. The classroom features many small desks with office chairs facing a projection screen with the current Aperture Science logo, as well as filing cabinets and a photocopier at the back of the room.

=="Bring your Daughter to Work Day" potato experiments==

In the next area, Chell comes across the remains of the first annual "Bring Your Daughter to Work Day" science fair during which several experiments were showcased by employees' daughters (including herself), mostly on potato batteries, before GLaDOS flooded the facility with neurotoxin after being activated. The names are listed here as seen in-game.


Jessica experimented on providing power to a small calculator with three potatoes.

FilePoster sciencefair 01.png|Jessica's experiment poster board.
FileJessica's potatoes.jpg|Jessica's potatoes.


Beth experimented on providing power to a light bulb with one potato that went flat.

FilePoster sciencefair 03.png|Beth's experiment poster board.
FileBeth's potato.jpg|Beth's potato.


Alix experimented on providing power to a clock radio with one potato.

FilePoster sciencefair 02.png|Alix's experiment poster board.
FileAlix's potato.jpg|Alix's potato.


Laura compared power provided by a potato and a lemon.

FilePoster sciencefair 07.png|Laura's experiment poster board.
FileLaura's potatoes.jpg|Laura's potatoes.


Heather is the only one who did not make a potato battery but a "baking soda volcano" instead, with baking soda and vinegar (http//chemistry.about.com/cs/howtos/ht/buildavolcano.htm an actual experiment), to see if a baking soda volcano is as cool as a real one (she concludes it is not, the bright side being it cannot burn people). Wheatley comments "''Baking Soda Volcano. Well, at least it's not a potato battery, I'll give it that. Still not terrifically original, though. Not exactly primary research, even within the child sciences. I'm guessing this wasn't one of the scientist's children. I don't want to be snobby, but let's be honest It's got manual laborer written all over it. I'm not saying they're not as good as the professionals. They're just a lot dumber.''"

FilePoster sciencefair 05.png|Heather's experiment poster board.
FileHeather's volcano.jpg|Heather's volcano.


Katharine experimented on providing power to some sort of hard disk drive with one potato. The next experiment is Chell's, whose potato grew up into the ceiling.

FilePoster sciencefair 06.png|Katharine's experiment poster board.
FileKatharine's potato.jpg|Katharine's potato.


Chell's potato experiment has become massively overgrown and reaches into the ceiling, leading Wheatley to suggest that potatoes have probably overrun the facility by that point.

FileChellpotato.jpg|Chell's potato experiment.
FilePoster sciencefair 04.png|Chell's experiment poster board, which reuses a picture of Laura's experiment.
FileChell's partial overgrown potato.jpg|Partial view of Chell's overgrown potato.


FileEmployee Daycare Center meeting room.jpg|The meeting room.
FileDaycarecenter exhibition.jpg|The exhibition.
FilePoster sciencefair banner.png|BYDTWD banner (texture).
FileBydtwd day banner.jpg|BYDTWD banner (model).

==List of appearances==
*''Portal 2'' {{1st}}

|title=''Portal 2'' journey
|before=Turret Manufacturing
|after=Neurotoxin Generator
CategoryAperture Science locations