The center would care for 75 children, and be open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Michael Brunner said.
The facility, which has been in the works since last spring, received preliminary council approval on Dec. 17.
During this week's meeting, Council President Fred McHale offered detailed explanations of the council's actions for Freedom Valley Girl Scout Troop 799 of Yardley. Troop leader Bernadette Shimp said the girls attended the session for civic awareness.
But someone apparently lacking civic pride stole the gavel that is normally used by McHale during council meetings, said Arthur Whitlow, assistant borough manager.
Whitlow found a replacement in time for this week's meeting, but said, "I can't imagine somebody would steal a gavel in this borough."
In other business, the council declined to grant the U.S. Postal Service a waver on making building modifications to the small branch next to the borough hall, 56 S. Main St.
By signing the waver, the borough would have given up its power to require historical restoration to the facility, should any renovations be done on the premises, said Councilman Stephen Millner.
The council agreed that a further examination of the situation was necessary, along with another meeting with postal officials, who have said they will make the building improvements with or without the borough's approval.
Millner explained that he didn't like the attitude of the postal representatives with whom he and Councilwoman Lynn Gordon met on March 18. In a memo to the council, Millner wrote: "The (Postal Service) has been rather heavy-handed in its approach to the project, and I still have some doubts as to whether the modifications are actually necessary."
The changes have been planned by the Postal Service to bring the Yardley facility in line with new requirements of the American Disabilities Act, specifically to make the site handicapped-accessible for employees. Handicapped customers already have access to the post office.
In another matter, the search for a new borough zoning officer is off, Millner announced. He said the current officer, Harold A. "Bud" Smith, had been persuaded by Whitlow and Borough Manager Susan Micklewright to stay on the job indefinitely.
Six applications for the post had been received, after the vacancy was advertised last month.