Children play at the newly relocated Fernie Childcare Society Daycare (FCSD) inside Max Turyk Elementary School.

Children play at the newly relocated Fernie Childcare Society Daycare (FCSD) inside Max Turyk Elementary School.

Fernie daycare moves locations

The Fernie Childcare Society (FCS) has moved to its new location as of Monday, March 2.

The Fernie Childcare Society (FCS) has moved to its new location at the Fernie Community Centre as of Monday, March 2.

Staff and parent volunteers assisted in the moving and filtering of the daycare’s equipment from its previous location at 1111 2nd Ave. to the elementary school.

Wendy Corkle, manager of FCS, spoke of the convenience of the move.

“There are preschool programs down here as well as afterschool care and we’ll be able to have access to the gym so we couldn’t be happier about the move,” said Corkle. “It’s a newer building with great light and more space for the kids to run, so we’re really excited to be finally set up here.”

Even prior to taking the managerial position at the daycare last June, Corkle said that the move was a project in the works for at least two years.

“It’s probably going to take us a couple of weeks to get all the glitches and stuff out and get completely settled, but we’re glad to have the kids here,” said Corkle.

The FCS looks after children from 10 months to three years in its Infant and Toddler program as well as children aged 3-5.