Childrens Workshop Rumford RI

Rumford, Rhode Island

It is no surprise that with readily available buildings already at a premium, many child care centers operate wherever they can find space, even if it is not the most ideal environment. As a former dance studio, The Children’s Workshop (TCW)’s facility in Rumford was never designed or intended to be used for child care – a common theme among many centers throughout Rhode Island. High ceiling heights, problematic acoustics and limited access to windows and natural light are just some of the challenges in the space. The building has a large footprint, though in its current configuration ample space goes unused. The site is in an important location and TCW knows many more children could be served. With a vision towards quality and expansion, TCW saw the potential this building had to offer and began exploring a conceptual design to better use the space.

Year CompletedNot complete, conceptual only
Construction TypeInterior renovation and total
reconfiguration of existing child
care center with second floor
Estimated Development Cost$1,376,640
Square Footage9,560 SF
# of Children126 (108 improved slots, 18 new
slots created)
# of Classrooms6 infant/toddler classrooms
2 preschool classrooms
1 school age classroom
Construction Cost/Child$10,925/child
Construction Cost/SF$144/SF
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