GSA Celebrates Newark Child Care Center Renovation/Expansion
The Northeast and Caribbean Region recently celebrated its commitment to providing high-quality childcare to federal and local families with the rededication of the Newark (NJ) Federal Kids Care Center at the Peter W. Rodino Federal Building following the completion of a renovation and expansion project at that center.
The original Newark Kids Care Center opened in 1990 with roughly 4000 square feet of space for approximately 56 children. The recent project added 1000 square feet of new space in order to accommodate the growing need for child care at the federal building. The expanded center is now able to accommodate 25 additional federal and community children.
For over twenty years GSA has worked to provide worksite childcare and now oversees more than 109 care centers located in or near federal buildings across the nation that provide childcare to more than 8,000 children. Here in the Northeast and Caribbean Region GSA serves families and children in nine centers from Upstate New York to Puerto Rico.
Many centers, including the Newark Federal Kids Care Center, are certified EcoHealthy and create an environmentally healthy and safe setting for children to grow and learn. The Newark Federal Kids Care Center was built and uses products that are biodegradable and recyclable.
GSA is also partnering with the Let’s Move! initiative and has pledged that all of its centers will use Let’s Move! Child Care’s five-step checklist that offers child care provides a way to ensure that youngsters are getting healthy meals and more physical activities into their daily routines.
See below for links to learn more about GSA's child care program and the Let's Move! initiative: