It was announced recently plans to build an early childcare facility in Mount Pleasant. This week, the Mount Pleasant Childcare Center signed a Letter of Intent to lease the former Family Video store at 304 W. Washington with the intent of basing the center at that location.
Before the end of the month, local contractors are expected to begin remodeling the building to meet the needs of a licensed childcare center and addressing some of the challenges when converting a retail location to a childcare center.
Mount Pleasant has a little over 1,000 kids under the age of 11 and only 201 registered childcare seats. The community has seen a reduction of 51% in available childcare seats in the last five years. The new center, scheduled to open this coming Spring, will serve approximately 48 children.