A Nicer Place to Grow and Play: GSA Renovates Building Blocks Child Care Center
Release Date: November 28, 2014
The U.S. General Services Administration has completed renovations to the Building Blocks Child Care Center in Auburn, Wash., making the facility a better and brighter place for young children to learn and grow.
The Building Blocks Child Care center, built in 1998, serves more than 68 children. As part of the renovation, GSA replaced the flooring, and added cabinetry, creating more storage for classroom supplies. A new coat of paint with accent walls, chair rail and wainscoting throughout the classrooms has created a better surroundings for the children and their providers.
GSA also added a new lighting system that automatically adjusts the lights based on the amount of daylight coming into the room , installed new wall lighting and updated lighting fixtures for a brighter environment and energy savings.
The $196,000 project was completed over five weekends in September and October. The work was done over the weekends to minimize the impact on the center operations.
For more than 25 years GSA has helped federal workers gain access to workplace child care facilities. Today, more than 100 independently operated, child care centers are located in GSA-managed spaces across the country. These centers offer safe, high quality care to federal workers and citizens. GSA also provides guidance, assistance, and oversight to federal agencies for the development of child care centers. More than 8,000 children of federal employees and citizens receive care in GSA-managed facilities.