Head Start and Early Head Start are federal programs that promote and provide child development and support services to low-income children from birth to age five, and to their families and expectant mothers. After Gateway CAP became the permanent grantee for Atlantic and Cape May County Head Start programs in 2013, the organization initiated this project to fulfill an identified regional need for Head Start services.
A new three-story building housing 20 classrooms, 10 private offices and open office space, observation areas, conference space, a playroom, kitchen/dining area, future tenant shell space and garage parking will be constructed on a .44-acre parcel. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on May 19, 2015.
BBA is providing MEP engineering for the anticipated LEED Silver project. A geothermal well field will support the project’s LEED goal. It will consist of 50 wells, 350 feet deep, connected to terminal water source heat pumps to serve the internal loads of the building.