Center Grove schools is making room at one of its buildings for almost 60 infants, toddlers and young children.
The school district plans to open a day care for its employees and students on Jan. 5. Center Grove had considered opening the day care this fall, but school officials will now have more time to hire staff, decide what kind of lessons the day care will use, set fees and complete all of the state’s licensing requirements.
Right now, no local school district has a day care center for staff or students. Offering child care is one way the school district hopes to retain quality workers. Earlier this year more than 80 employees replied in a survey they would consider using a Center Grove-run day care, assistant superintendent Bill Long said.