COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The YMCA is celebrating.
"The rooms are great in there."
72 days after a fire destroyed the building, the preschool is back together again.
"We had to bring back a modular village of classrooms, this is our modular village, we may be planted here for some time because we don't want to disrupt the children and keep moving them from site to site," said Paul Thein, the President and CEO of the Greater Naples YMCA.
The Labor Day fire forced the Y's youngest children to take classes at a nearby church.
"She adjusted well, of course it was a little bit of an adjustment for her, but you know it was a little bit longer of a ride, but it was okay," said Beth Pooler.
Paul Thein said these classrooms are just another step towards strengthening the YMCA and they continue to raise the money to rebuild an even bigger and better facility for the community.
"It's a center that's designed to help Collier County's wellness. so if there's an identified need in the community, a disease or a problem in the community that can be cured or helped with exercise, we're prescribing that program in our healthy living center. It has 6 exercise rooms that will be operating at one time. It has a youth wellness facility to address child obesity. There will be nothing like it in southwest Florida."
They continue to need the community's support to make the new center a reality and Thien said they need to raise four million dollars.