Roanoke County day care begins $2.5M expansion
Children’s Nest Learning Center to create 15 jobs
Children’s Nest Learning Center – Hollins broke ground Friday on its $2.5 million Roanoke County campus expansion, estimated to create 15 jobs.
Children’s Nest’s current facility at 504 Dexter Road in the Hollins area has 105 child care slots. The company will develop an adjacent parcel to build a 7,000-square-foot facility, adding more than 150 child care slots for day care and afterschool programs, as well as a splash pad.
“We want to be a gamechanger in our community and help more families find child care that offers quality and educational care,” Rhonda Spangler, owner of Children’s Nest Learning Center, said in a statement.
The expansion’s expected completion is late 2023.
Children’s Nest Learning Center – Hollins operates under the Department of Social Services and the Department of Education. The center provides infant, toddler, pre-K and after school care.
The expansion is within the area included in the Roanoke County Hollins Center Plan, a multiyear revitalization initiative that the county’s Board of Supervisors adapted in 2020. The plan explores higher density, mixed-use development in the Hollins area, which has the highest concentration of employment in the county.
“Children’s Nest is providing a much-needed service to our community and will be able to extend the availability of high-quality child care with this expansion in Hollins,” Marshall Stanley, an economic development specialist with the county, said in a statement.