The FY2009 appropriations included $7.2M for a new NIST Child Care Center
Will expand our capacity to 154 (currently 99), allow us to accept children at 6 weeks of age (currently 18 mos.), will have 3 infant/toddler, 2 twos, 4 preschool, 1 kindergarten and 1 school-age classroom
Larger classrooms, addition of a multi-purpose room, canopied access to playground areas, greater storage, enhanced administrative/staff areas, infant nursing room, etc.
New building will be 23,300 sq ft (current buildings are 6,057 sq ft)
Groundbreaking Occurred on August 24, 2010.
Progress as of Nov 2011.
August 4, 2011: The brick work is almost complete, front side.
August 4, 2011: Back side of the new center.
August 4, 2011: Grading and paving of parking lot for new center.
May 16, 2011: Brick work begins.
May 16, 2011: Roofing work continues.
On March 16, 2011 the framing for the new center is well underway.
Grading of the site for the new center, Nov 2010.