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YMCA’s Childcare Operates at a Deficit

Posted: Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 6:20 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

The YMCA of Washington County is in discussions with the Washington Community School District about childcare services. Becky Harkema, director of the YMCA, explains the YMCA’s childcare program currently operates at a deficit.

School administration approached the YMCA to see if they would operate childcare on the school campus. The YMCA is continuing to investigate this option that may create a financially viable childcare option in Washington.

A special election is being held next week to decide if a preschool wing should be added to Stewart Elementary school. The Women of Washington Iowa Endowment board gifted monies to the school district to construct the daycare portion of the addition.

The YMCA has been offering childcare services for 27 years.