In time for the back-to-school rush, a new daycare center is opening in Dexter.
Honey Bee Academy
owner Melissa Pangle is accepting new enrollment and plans to open the center, located at 7415 Dexter Pinckney Road, during the first week in September.
The 2,100-square-foot building was home to another daycare facility that closed about nine months ago. "It's basically move-in ready," Pangle says.
Honey Bee Academy will have room for 40 children. Pangle has been running a home-based childcare for the last seven years. However, with her capacity limited to six children, "I've always had a waitlist," she says.
The center will provide all-day care for infants aged six weeks through pre-schoolers, along with before- and after-school and summer care for school-aged children.
Staffing at the center will grow to 8-9 employees as it reaches capacity, according to Pangle.
Source: Melissa Pangle, owner of Honey Bee Academy
Writer: Tanya Muzumdar