GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — A ribbon cutting ceremony is in order.

Last year, the City of Grand Junction was awarded a grant worth $800,000 for state-funded employee-based child care. This grant was a catalyst for the childcare project Parks and Recreation will soon operate. Soon after, Grand Junction City Council members expanded the same project by approving an additional $600,000. These funds will add nearly 1800 square feet to the childcare facility, increasing the total number of rooms from three to five.

Construction and renovation took place from January to September this year. The additional 1800 square feet will be completed by the end of 2022. Parks and Recreation Department will operate the licensed child care facility in the renovated section of the facility.

The city is proud to offer child care services with flexible schedules to accommodate the hectic work schedules of law enforcement, firefighters and Emergency Medical Services providers. The facility will serve children from 6-weeks to five years of age.

The ribbon cutting ceremony happens at 545 25 1/2 Road on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.