Naval Station Norfolk Opens New Child Development Center


Story Number: NNS101208-12Release Date: 12/8/2010 2:21:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Deven B. King, Navy Public Affairs Support Element East

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Station Norfolk opened a new child development center (CDC) in Norfolk, Va., Dec. 7.

The $9.3 million facility, built by Archer Western Contractors, Ltd., is 32,000 sq. ft. and is certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (L.E.E.D.). The CDC has the ability to care for 306 children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.

The building has seven infant rooms, seven pre-toddler rooms, six toddler rooms, four preschool rooms and a staff of 790 caregivers and support staff.

The grand-opening ceremony consisted of a ribbon cutting, guided tour and guest speakers including Capt. Mary Jackson, Naval Station Norfolk commanding officer.

"We have a beautiful facility here," said Jackson. "We have providers who care about the children."

Jackson said having a care provider servicemembers can trust is crucial to morale.

Renee Grant, Willoughby CDC director, agrees with Jackson.

"Military families are able to drop their children off and go to work without worrying about child care," Grant said. "We're here to provide that quality child care."

A second CDC is scheduled to open aboard Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in late 2011.

For more news from Naval Station Norfolk, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/nsn/.

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Vice Adm. Daniel P. Holloway, Commander of U.S. 2nd Fleet, cuts the ribbon during the grand opening of the Willoughby Child Development Center.
101207-N-5339K-060 NORFOLK (Dec. 7, 2010) Vice Adm. Daniel P. Holloway, Commander of U.S. 2nd Fleet, cuts the ribbon during the grand opening of the Willoughby Child Development Center. The center has a capacity for 306 children. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Deven B. King/Released)
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