UC Davis Health, SMUD and Sacramento State have joined forces to create a new child development center in Sacramento. Located at 6011 Folsom Boulevard, the facility is scheduled to open in early 2021 and accommodate up to 208 children.

This partnership will bring 100 new, quality child-care spaces to Sacramento, doubling the capacity of SMUD’s on-campus Lighthouse Child Development Center, which has reached its end of life. All children currently enrolled at the Lighthouse will be guaranteed a space at the new facility. Remaining spaces will be made available to UC Davis, SMUD and Sac State employees. Each partner will have one-third of the total spaces to offer its employees.

This partnership will augment the current child care offerings provided to employees and students. Equal priority will be given to current UC Davis employees and students, including residents, fellows, post-docs, faculty, staff and visiting scholars, both on the Davis and Sacramento campuses. Waitlists will be managed by the child care center operator. Any remaining slots will be offered to the other partners or the community.

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