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by Jessica Warzeniak
Naval Submarine Base New London held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new building in its Child Development Center (CDC) on Monday, August 30.
The Subase Child Development Center provides a safe, nurturing and caring environment to promote the healthy growth and development of more than 150 military community children. The totally rennovated, now state-of-the-art Building 383 facility will allow 86 more children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years, from the military community to benefit from the Center’s commitment and services. Captain Mark Denno, Commanding Officer, Subase, said that this will “hopefully eliminate the current CDC waiting list.”
“The Child Development Center is committed to positively impacting Subase’s fleet, fighters and families through the best child care we can deliver,” said Janet Anderson, director, CDC. “It is an honor for us to do so, as the members of our military community serve and sacrifice in support and defense of our great Navy and nation.”
The transformation of Building 383 is just a part of the many dynamic undertakings to improve Subase New London’s infrastructure in support of the Groton Chapter of the Navy’s Shore Vision 2035 Plan.