A sprinkler system went off Friday afternoon in two wings of the new Citicorp day-care center after a system malfunction, officials said.
About 80 children were in the center when the sprinklers went off at about 2 p.m., spokesman Phil Kelly said. Normally, the center has 250 to 300 kids, he said.
The sprinklers were quickly shut off, he said.
"If it's going to happen it might as well happen on a Friday when it's not busy," he said.
The children were moved to a smaller building which was the campus' original day-care center. Workers were told they could leave early with their children.
A professional cleaning company will soak up the mess and the center should be open for business as normal on Monday, Kelly said.