With an enrollment of more than 200 children, ranging from toddler to school-age, the Hilltop Child Development Center sits directly in the middle of the new construction of the Central District. The Project team is very cognizant and sensitive to impacting the communities where we develop and build. The team wanted to make sure that the children who attend Hilltop, along with parents and staff, view the nearby construction in a positive light. On a sunny morning in May, members of the Clark Construction/McCownGordon construction team spent the day teaching the children at Hilltop about the construction happening in their own backyard.
The day began with the children decorating personalized yellow hard hats and vests with their teachers and members of the construction team. After putting on their new safety gear, the children were taken outside to learn about the different types of construction equipment they see every day. As a fun bonus, the kids were able to touch and even sit in some of the equipment! As a special “thank you,” from the Project Team, all the children were given a copy of the book “Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site.”
After the event, one of the parents noted that now many of the kids wave and say goodnight to the construction equipment at the end of the day, just like in the book.
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