October 7, 2021

Hello Lighthouse Families,

I’m excited to provide an update on the new child development center. All plans for the construction project were approved in early 2021, and the building owner, University Enterprise Inc. (UEI), has selected a general contractor with school-related construction experience.  Construction has begun!  We’re on track to open the new center in the Fall of 2022 and we’ll share updates as the construction progresses. We anticipate having a ground breaking ceremony in the coming weeks.

 

I also wanted to share that SMUD, Sacramento State and UC Davis Health are in the final steps of the Request For Proposal (RFP) process to identify an ongoing operator for the Child Development Center. We hope that we can announce who the new operator is in the coming weeks. Once we introduce the new operator, we’ll provide details such as an overview of the operator, why they were selected, curriculum and classroom ratios which are in line with National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation standards. In addition, the operator will offer several parent and staff information sessions for interested families & staff where they will outline other program details, staffing plans and the anticipated tuition.

We’ll continue to post updates on the operator selection, construction and other aspects of the new center regularly to keep you up to date.

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Dear Lighthouse Parents,

SMUD Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion presented a status update on the Child Development Center to the SMUD Board Strategic Development Committee on March 9, 2020.  The update  covered our efforts toward operational readiness, family communications, construction plans and SMUD’s projected contribution costs for construction of the new center.  This meeting was open to the public.  The presentation delivered at the meeting is posted here: CDC Board Presentation 3-9-2020 Fixed Copy.  The next presentation to SMUD Board’s Finance and Audit Committee will be Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

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Dear Lighthouse Parents,

SMUD Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion will be presenting a status update on the Child Development Center to the SMUD Board Strategic Development Committee.  We invite all parents who are interested to attend.  We will be covering our efforts toward operational readiness, family communications, construction plans and SMUD’s projected contribution costs for construction of the new center.  This meeting is open to the public and will be held as follows:

Date:   Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time:   5:30 PM
Place:  Auditorium of the SMUD Headquarters Building

We are looking forward to providing the latest information on the center. We will also post the information on the website following the meeting.

Laurie Rodriguez
Director, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Officer – Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion

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December 20, 2019

University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) of Sacramento State, has secured the architectural firm Dorman Associates to design the center. They have an expertise in designing child development centers with an understanding of and appreciation for the unique needs for both the children, parents and staff alike.

Dorman is currently in the final stages of design and working with the City of Sacramento Planning Department for site plan and design reviews to receive the conditional use permits. Once the plans have been finalized and approved, we will share them with you here.