Members of the IDS team, alongside VBPS Board of Education, Plante Moran, and Granger Construction (with a couple little helpers) wore hard hats, used shovels and of course wore their mask for the Groundbreaking Ceremony on Monday, October 8, 2020. Van Buren Public Schools Early Childhood Center is the first series of the three series bond project passed in 2019 for $35.49 million. The new Early Childhood Development Center is set to have 16 classrooms for a total 32,500 square feet and is scheduled to be completed Fall 2021. The final design is flexible and is customizable. It’s new amenity the “Care Center” provides space for the basic needs for the occupants of the building. It gives them a place for relaxation, play, connection and nurturing. The 16 classrooms will be placed around this “Care Center” to ensure that everyone is only a few steps away from the care provided.