It was announced last week that Jefferson County Kids received a grant in the amount of $365K as part of the State’s childcare challenge grant. Our neighbors to the East were also able to benefit as the Mount Pleasant Childcare Center also received a grant for $183K.
The funds will allow the center to increase capacity from 45 to 70 children in the new location. Mount Pleasant has 1041 kids under the age of 11 and only 201 registered childcare seats, with the City seeing a 51% decrease in available seats spanning the past 5 years.
The new center, scheduled to open later this summer is expected to serve around 70 children with assistance from this grant.