The Honorable Daniel K. Inouye, U.S. Senator, gives remarks during a Oct. 24, 2012, grand opening ceremony for the new Ford Island Child Development Center (CDC), a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, sustainable facility. The
37,404 sq. ft. facility is expected to provide a safe and nurturing learning
environment for 304 children, ranging in age from six weeks to five years. The CDC contains 24 flexible activity rooms, a 1,200 sq. ft. commercial kitchen, laundry and restroom facilities, storage, training rooms, and administrative spaces. The floor plan allows classroom windows to overlook central courtyards
that feature new playground equipment. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth/Released)