PGT Custom Windows + Doors, a subsidiary of PGT Innovations, began construction of an onsite child care facility during an official groundbreaking ceremony held last week. The center will be operated by Sky Family YMCA and will offer affordable, convenient child care services to PGT families with young children, as well as other parents who work in the Triple Diamond Commerce Park in North Venice, Fla.

The 8,000-plus-square-foot facility will cost approximately $1.8 million, including the land purchase, and is slated for completion and opening in the first quarter of 2018. The architect on the project is Hall Architects. Willis A. Smith Construction is the general contractor.

The child care center will be able to accommodate about 100 children aged six weeks to five years old. The PGT Child Care Center will be fully licensed and accredited, and it will be staffed by professionals trained by the YMCA. The center will offer curriculum-based programs, healthy meals and an outdoor playground. To accommodate parents working various shifts, it will be open six days a week from 4:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., with flexible pick-up and drop-off policies.

“The cost of child care as a percent of living expenses has gone up not only locally, but nationwide—therefore, we are excited to offer our team members affordable, onsite child care. We believe the convenience and affordability will set PGT apart as an employer of choice,” said Debbie LaPinska, vice president of human resources for PGT Innovations. “We hope our program and facility will become a model for employers throughout our region.”

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