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YMCA Child Care Center Opening in August

The 16,000-square-foot, $2 million space will be the new home of the North Canton child Care Center. Put on your hard hat and take the virtual tour.

The new North Canton YMCA Child Care Center multi-purpose room will keep kids busy with recreational and learning activities. Photo Credit: John Deike
The new North Canton YMCA Child Care Center multi-purpose room will keep kids busy with recreational and learning activities. Photo Credit: John Deike
The North Canton YMCA Child Care Center will likely open on Aug. 19 just as the 2013-14 school year gets underway. 

The 16,000-square-foot building will house 200-plus children from birth to eighth grade, and, according to YMCA Child Care Director Julie Daugherty, the new kitchen will feed at least 100 kids per day.  

"We're just getting out of the nitty gritty and entering our final push," said Daugherty on July 1 as she talked to Patch about the $2 million construction project. 

The interior is starting to come together, and Daugherty said the color palette will offer natural and neutral tones to simulate a homier atmosphere. 

The advantage of the new space will be to bring all of the YMCA's Child Care Center's kids and resources under one roof to create a better learning and recreational environment, she said. 

Since construction began this past spring, YMCA officials have worked with contractors from St. Clair-Pavlis Group and architects from SoL Harris/Day to design and build the new center, located at the corner of North Main Street and Charlotte Avenue NW, said Craig Greenlee, vice president of operations at the YMCA of Central Stark County.

Once the new center is complete, the North Canton Fire and Stark County Health Departments will bring in their inspectors in order for the YMCA to acquire the necessary licenses before it moves into the new space, she said. 

Daugherty anticipates the move-in will start Aug. 1.

Click through the photos below and take the virtual tour of the new YMCA Child Care Center. 

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