Lynette Jacobs was recently hired as Center Director for Newell Children's Center. She has been an active participant on the Daycare Board in Newell for about two years. Jacobs' experiences include providing in-home child care service in Newell for the past seven years. Prior to that, she provided daycare services in Illinois.
According to Jacobs, being the director will allow her to be with the kids she loves and have a daycare center in a bigger location.
Construction for the Children's Center is currently underway, and the facility is set to open August 20. Tentative hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., which may be adjusted later depending on the needs of the community. Applications are currently being accepted for children and staff and can be obtained by calling Melinda Buchholz at the City Hall at 272-4410. Good used toys are also needed.