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Navy child care center breaks ground on Ford Island

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The Navy broke ground Thursday for a $11.3 million wing of a child care center on Ford Island.

Navy. Capt. Dean Tufts, commander of Naval Facilities Engineering Command, said the Peltier Child Development Center will provide child care for 112 children.

The new structure will provide space for the care of children from the ages of six weeks to five years old. The project includes a reception area, staff and break room, storage, rest rooms, kitchen, laundry, and janitorial space as well as two outdoor activity areas for four age groups. 

Construction is expected to be completed by November 2015.

Two historic aircraft hangers were renovated to accommodate employees of the National Atmospheric and Oceanographic Administration.

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