River Road Expansion Project Updates
We are expanding our River Road campus! This location serves as both the main office for welcoming and enrolling children and families into our program, as well as housing four preschool classrooms for children ages three to five. We are expanding this campus in order to include additional space for the administrative team, to offer an inviting and engaging outdoor play space, and most importantly, to provide another classroom for serving more children and families in our community. After many years of planning and preparing, we are delighted to announce that we have received the necessary funds to complete this project and look forward to sharing progress updates with you all.
Construction Updates Timeline
August 13, 2020
WOW! Look at how much progress we've made since our last update! Interior work has happened quickly, with walls, windows and flooring all in progress. This space is really coming to life and we can't wait to hear little voices from our new classroom! Looking forward to sharing the finished project with you all!
July 16, 2020
Not long ago, construction vehicles were just pulling up to our River Road center to start this expansion project... and look at us now! Our construction remains on schedule despite the pandemic, and we are thrilled to show off photos of the latest addition: our jaw-dropping nature-scape and garden area! We can't wait to crawl, climb, and watch things grow!
May 29, 2020
Work has continued to progress quickly over the past couple of weeks! The main structures are looking great. Siding is being installed and we’re starting to see what the finished building will look like. There has also been a lot of progress on the new outdoor play area. Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be starting work on the electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems, along with continuing progress on the play area. Looking great so far!
May 14, 2020
Look at our progress – especially in the area of the new nature playscape! You can see in the pictures the use of natural materials to create a creative play area for children – something that we are all very excited about! Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be installing siding and windows, as well as pouring concrete in the play area. Come back soon for more updates!
April 30, 2020
Wet weather didn’t hold up progress on this project! Framing and wall construction continue, but the most exciting development over the past week has been the installation of the roof trusses!
April 23, 2020
Things are REALLY moving at the construction site! This past week, framing has continued to push forward through a few days of rain and we are getting a much better idea of what this our new addition will really look like. The work on the new outdoor play and raised garden bed areas also continued and are looking good!
April 16, 2020
We’re going vertical! The construction crew has started putting up building walls and have also begun preliminary landscaping work on the area that will house our new play areas, complete with natural landscaping and space for raised garden beds. Up next: constructing the remaining walls and putting up the roof!
April 9, 2020
Things at the River Road Expansion Project site are starting to take shape – literally! This week, the concrete foundation was poured and is setting. It’s exciting to now be able to see the actual footprint of the new building!
April 2, 2020
The first few weeks of construction haven't been much to look at, but they sure have been loud! The crew had to break apart some very large and stubborn boulders before moving on to prep work for pouring the concrete foundation in the coming days. In the next week or so, the framing of the new building will begin, giving shape to our new addition!
March 13, 2020
The project bid was awarded to Banlin Construction and crew members and equipment are starting to arrive! Our River Road Campus is starting to look like a real construction site!
March 11, 2020
We kicked off our expansion project with a groundbreaking ceremony, complete with golden shovels! Members of the community, the Board, our Parent Policy Council, and agency staff gathered to celebrate this exciting step toward expanding our River Road Campus. Speakers included Executive Director Darcee Kilsdonk, Board Chair Ken Edwards, and County Commissioners Paul Savas and Sonya Fischer. It was a beautiful day!