The Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre will be packing up and moving into Smithers.

The program currently operates out of one facility on Poplar Road outside of town and at another smaller location in Smithers.

Executive director, Kerri Kluss says the centre wants to move into one location where all programs run under one roof and is more accessible for the community.

“It’s not going to be for awhile. We are looking at the fall of 2014. We have to sell our facility on Poplar Road to help with the renovations at the new location. So that’s kind of our goal right now, the fall and into 2015.”

Kluss says the centre will be planning fundraising and seeking donations to help with the move to town.

She says the centre, which includes an outreach program for five hundred families from Kitwanga to Topley, is an important part of the community for young families.