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Vol. LXVI, No. 9
April 25, 2014
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NIH To Begin Construction on New Campus Child Care Center
NIH will begin construction on a new child care center on the main campus this month. The new facility, currently called the Northwest Child Care Center, will become Bldg. 23 and will serve 170 children, from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. The center will be located at the north end of campus, between the Children’s Inn and the NIH Fire Station.

NIH will begin construction on a new child care center on the main campus this month. The new facility, currently called the Northwest Child Care Center, will become Bldg. 23 and will serve 170 children, from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. The center will be located at the north end of campus, between the Children’s Inn and the NIH Fire Station.

NIH will begin construction on a new child care center on the main campus this month. The new facility, currently called the Northwest Child Care Center, will become Bldg. 23 and will serve 170 children, from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. The much-needed center will offer full day care in a traditional child development setting and will be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It will be located at the north end of campus, between the Children’s Inn and the NIH Fire Station.

Although there will be some large trees removed to ensure safety and security at the building, over time the site will be landscaped to blend into the nearby nature preserve and will provide an outdoor learning environment for young children. In addition, the building is planned to be a green building with LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver certification to include a green roof. Construction is anticipated to take about 1 year and the facility is expected to open for children in summer 2015. Information about enrollment and registration will be available in October 2014.

The Office of Research Facilities and the Office of Research Services, in collaboration with the NIH child care board, will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Apr. 29 at 2 p.m. at the site on Center Dr.

To follow progress of Northwest Child Care Center construction and to learn more about NIH child care resources, visit www.ors.od.nih.gov/pes/dats/childcare/centers/Pages/centers.aspx or call the ORS Division of Amenities and Transportation Services Child Care Program at (301) 402-8180.


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