By Kris Corey
January 21, 2021 – Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District (FSUSD) has recently completed a construction project at Mary Bird Early Childhood Education Center. Since opening in 2016, the school has served as a model preschool program to districts across the state, and has received recognitions and awards for successfully serving children ages three to five years old. Now, Mary Bird has three new, spacious 1,250 square feet classrooms, each with a student restroom, three hand-washing sinks, built-in storage, and solar tubes (alternative skylights) to allow for more natural daylight. This brings the school’s total to ten classrooms, each designed to meet the specific needs of a preschool program. Adjacent to the classrooms is a new 1,953 square feet main office as the previous location was inadequately sized to serve as the main office and enrollment center for all State Preschool sites across the District. In addition, the site received a new parking lot and an expanded kitchen. The expanded parking will allow the parents and numerous staff serving the District’s youngest students adequate space to park and safely access the campus.