San Fernando-based Bernards has started construction on a Harley Ellis Devereaux-designed child development center at Santa Ana College.

The $8.6-million, 18,200-sq-ft project will accommodate nearly 200 infants, toddlers and preschool children as well as students from the college’s Early Child Development Program.

The center will feature eight children’s classrooms, lecture rooms and an administration building.

The project is scheduled for completion in late 2010.