A new school is being built in Flint for children affected by water crisis

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FLINT (WJRT) (10/19/17) - A new school is being constructed in Flint that will focus on children from birth to 5 years of age.

At least 50 jobs still need to be filled before the doors open.

When this facility opens in early December, more than 200 young children who have been affected by the Flint water crisis will be able to attend here.

It's called Educare Flint. It's located on Gladwyn Street near the campus of Durant-Tuuri-Mott School.

"Educare is nationally known as the gold standard for early childhood programming," said Steve Tunnicliff of the Genesee Intermediate School District.

Construction is being financed by the Mott Foundation and several other organizations. Day-to-day operations will handled by the Genesee Intermediate School District. Free transportation will be provided.

"This facility is specifically for families in Flint that were impacted by the water crisis," said Tunnicliff.

Educare Flint is scheduled to open Dec. 4. A job fair will held next Monday, Oct. 23, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Genesee Careeer Institute of the GISD on Torrey Road to fill a number of positions.

"It's a tremendous opportunity for the community but it's also a tremendous opportunity for individuals who want to have a career to make really significant positive impact on chldren at their earliest ages," said Tunnicliff.

Some of the hardest jobs to fill are expected to be for bus drivers and bus aids. But there are other positions too.

"We need lead teachers, support teachers, support personnel both in the classrooms and in general management of the building," said Tunnicliff.

Look for more information on the job fair on the right side of this screen..

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