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Take a tour of Yellowknife's new Centre for Northern Families daycare

The Yellowknife Women’s Society unveiled its new Centre for Northern Families daycare and childcare centre, a project at least seven years in the making.

See inside a new childcare centre 7 years in the making

The Centre for Northern Families will be operating a second location in Yellowknife. Take a tour with executive director Bree Denning. 1:45

The Yellowknife Women's Society unveiled its new Centre for Northern Families daycare and childcare centre, a project at least seven years in the making.

For years the group used its location on Franklin Avenue for both the daycare and to shelter some of the city's homeless women.

The new daycare building will have four more spaces for infants and toddlers, said Bree Denning, the society's executive director. It will also have weekend programming, and courses for young families.

Denning said she hopes it could be open by the end of March, though that's not for certain. 

Click on the video above to take a tour with Denning and CBC's Alex Brockman. Or scroll below to have a look at photos from the open house. 

Bree Denning, far right, leads a group on a tour of the new childcare centre in Yellowknife. (Alex Brockman/CBC)
The new Centre for Northern Families will have more evening and weekend activities for families, while the old centre will remain a full-time shelter for homeless women in Yellowknife. (Alex Brockman/CBC)
This area will be used for infants and toddlers. It's still a 'blank canvas' though posters and bright pictures will soon decorate the rooms. (Alex Brockman/CBC)
 
The finishing touches are still coming, with the smell of fresh paint still on the walls. This space will have mirrors and be an activity area. (Alex Brockman/CBC)
 

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