Far Rockaway is opening its doors to a new child care agency.

The Child Center of NY will serve as the new provider for the Redfern Community Center.

The center provides counseling and fun activities for children in the neighborhood.

It replaces the Police Athletic League after it left about five months ago when it could no longer continue as the center's provider.

"This building opening up is a lot to the community and it's keeping kids off the streets, " said Child Center of NY Program Coordinator, Lakia Echols.

The Child Center's mission is to strengthen children and families with skills, opportunities, and emotional support to build healthy, successful lives