Officials break ground on new Columbus childcare center, Polk Co.'s only licensed facility
by Kandace Cooper
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MARCH 10, 2023 - Officials held a groundbreaking Friday, March 10, for the Columbus Children's Center, an early childhood education center that will serve as Polk County's only licensed childcare facility for birth to three years old. Located on the campus of Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry, the center will be run by nonprofit WNCSource and will provide Early Head Start programs for children. The new center will replace the old facility, which was forced to close in 2020 due to flooding. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

A new childcare facility is finally being built in Polk County after flooding forced the closure of the old one in 2020.


The Columbus Children's Center, which will be operated and managed by nonprofit WNCSource, will be built on the campus of Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry.

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