What's happening at old Barker School?
I'd like to thank all of the Mailbag readers who have sent us questions about changes at the old Barker School the past few months. It took me an especially long time to hunt down an answer, but I finally have one. Wee Care Day Care and Early Learning Center purchased the building and plans to move into the facility by March 1 from their current location at 1180 Cleveland Road.
Rene Newell, the owner, said she's been updating the building since July. It will have more space and bigger classrooms than the Cleveland Road location, as well as a large outdoor play area. Newell said there are also plans to make it a 24-hour child care center to serve parents who work second and third shifts. Children ages six weeks to 14 years can be enrolled, and spaces are available, Newell said. The phone number is (419) 621-7853.
The state has already approved the updates at the facility and will complete a final inspection in the coming days. Business reporter Melissa Topey plans to write a more in-depth story for the Register after the move.