College Boreal has taken the lead on a Francophone Centre for Excellence for Early Years and Child Care.

Announced this past Friday, the college alongside Association francophone a l’education des services a l’enfacne de l’Ontario or AFESEO, will spearhead a new centre for francophone learning.

Program Manager for Early Years Francine Fox says the centre is to support professionals within the field.

Fox says if professionals learn the skills, they will soon spread throughout the local community.

The francophone centre is one of three announced, including the Provincial Centre of Excellence and Indigenous Centre of Excellence.