Capitol Childcare Center to open Jan 30
The Capitol Childcare Center is opening on Monday, Jan. 30.
The center's operator, KinderCare, offers care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Families of State of Washington employees have first priority at the new center, located at the southern gateway to the Capitol Campus
There are still a few spaces left. For enrollment information or to schedule a tour call (833) 90-LEARN or email EnrollNow@kindercare.com.
Learn more on the center's website.Families of State of Washington employees have first priority at the new center, located at the southern gateway to the Capitol Campus
Childcare Center Features:
Information from the DES website:
Capitol Childcare Center features
DES managed the construction of the Capitol Childcare Center, the second childcare center in Olympia to serve state employees and their families. Located on the corner of Maple Park Avenue Southeast and Capitol Way South, the single-story, 9,600 square-foot building is southern gateway to the Capitol Campus. The Legislature funded the $10 million project in 2019.
The center was built with an eco-friendly design that focuses on conserving resources, ensuring air and water quality and reducing waste. Ultimately, this project has added 37 new trees to the Capitol Campus. The mix of deciduous and flowering species are in addition to the 200 new trees planted on the Campus in association with a National Association of State Foresters Centennial Challenge.
The center features:
- Six classrooms
- A nature-based learning playground for infants, toddlers and preschoolers
- A light-duty commercial kitchen
- 14 drop-off only parking stalls
- 198 solar panels, each producing 440 watts of energy for a total of 87 kilowatts. View photos here.
There are also multiple points of pedestrian access to ease traffic impacts on Maple Park.