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Building Plans

Project Overview 

With the generous support of the Ministry of Education, the Renfrew County District School Board will soon break ground on a brand new child care facility at Herman Street Public School. The new building will be constructed on the western edge of the property, immediately adjacent to the school. 

This $2.6 million project will be comprised of one infant room (ten infant spaces), two toddler rooms (thirty toddler spaces), two preschool rooms (forty-eight spaces), along with associated support spaces for administration, laundry and a kitchen. The facility will have its own dedicated and secure outdoor play spaces. 

The project will also include site upgrades and improvements to the Herman Street Public School parking and bus loop. These will assist in the school drop off and pick up traffic flow.

This important project will address growing childcare needs in the Town of Petawawa by providing an additional eighty-eight childcare spaces. The Renfrew County District School Board is working with the Renfrew County Child Care and Early Years Division to secure a provider to operate the new facility,

Construction is slated to begin in July 2021 and to be completed by August 2022. The work will be preformed by Frecon Construction.


Herman Street Childcare Project Timelines

  1. August 2017 - The Renfrew County District School Board submits a proposal to the Ministry of Education to build a space to house an 88 space child care facility at Herman St. Public School.

  2. July 2020 - The Renfrew County District School Board receives ministry approval to build the child care facility.  

  3. February 2021 - Detailed design and preparation of tender documents are prepared and issued. 

  4. March 2021 - Tender is awarded after Ministry of Education approves submission. 

  5. July 2021 - Site preparation and construction begins. 

  6. August 2022 - Facility is complete. Grand opening to follow in the fall. 



IThe District is excited to partner with Frecon on this important project that will expand child care opportunities in the Town of Petawawa. Click to review the design document here.

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Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about the project including information for neighbouring property owners. Click here to find out more. 



1270 Pembroke Street West
K8A 4G4
Pembroke, Ontario