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 South Bay Union Celebrates New Preschool Campus

montage of preschool photosOn Oct. 15, the South Bay Union School District celebrated the completion of construction of the new VIP Village Preschool campus. The year-long project was the result of the passage of Measure NN in November 2018, which provided $18 million for construction of a new facility. 

The new 30,160 square foot site is located at 1001 Fern Ave. in Imperial Beach. The campus includes 21 state-of-the-art classrooms, school office, parent volunteer room, modern kitchen, employee lounge, specialist rooms, health office, and a multi-purpose room. The multi-purpose room, which has large accordion doors that open to the outside, will be used as a cafeteria and an auditorium for presentations, student performances, and special events. The campus also features many outdoor spaces, including a playground structure, tricycle track, and a Nature Walk, which is a winding path decorated with landscaping and topography that attract friendly insects and butterflies. 

Program Director David Sheppard is grateful for the support of the community to bring a new Preschool to the south county. “The voters overwhelmingly supported Measure NN and the importance of early childhood education. VIP Village has served over 20,000 students and families over the past 28 years. We look forward to providing high quality Preschool for South Bay families for years to come.” 

Superintendent Katie McNamara is proud of the new facility. “This new preschool campus includes so many innovative touches, creative spaces, and thoughtful design choices. On behalf of the Board of Trustees and VIP Village staff, we are excited to welcome students to the new site when it is safe to do so.”