A local church has received approval to operate a daycare. Oakey Grove Missionary Baptist Church, located on Little Creek Road just off US 70 West, received approval from the Smithfield Town Council for a conditional use permit to operate daycare facility.
The Smithfield Planning Board heard the request at their November 3rd meeting and unanimously recommended approval. The church is located within the town’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).
The church plans to open a before and after school program and later extend the services to a full time daycare. The facility will be required to meet all state regulations. The church will provide transportation to and from public schools for children enrolled in the before and after school programs. An estimated 15 children will be enrolled when the facility opens..
The daycare was unanimously approved by the town council during their December 6th meeting.