A new child care centre is coming to Schumacher Public School.

District School Board Ontario North East says it has received over $1.1-million from the Ministry of Education to build a centre that can hold 49 licenced spaces.

DSB One Board Chair Bob Brush says the board picked putting it in Schumacher because there isn’t a child care centre in the community. Brush says hosting the centre in the school will also help the children become students.

The school board and Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board are working together on this project.

The centre will be put in the northern wing of the school because it is close to the gymnasium and playground, and also has a separate entrance. DSB One says the space will be spilt into two spaces, one for preschoolers and office space, and the other side with a kitchen and toddler spaces.

Renovations for the centre are expected to start in the spring.