The One to Count On...

Jefferson County Offering $3500 Incentive for New Home Based Childcare Businesses

Posted: Monday, October 15th, 2018 at 6:20 am
Author: Brandon Shanahan - KCII News

Due to a shortage of childcare in the Fairfield area, the Iowa/Jefferson/Keokuk Early Childhood Iowa Board is offering up to $3,500 in incentives for new home-based child care businesses.

This is part of their three-step plan, which includes supporting current child care facilities, recruiting and maintaining new home-based businesses, and opening a new facility in Fairfield.
Tammy Wetjen-Kesterson, Director for Iowa/Jefferson/Keokuk Early Childhood Iowa said, “We have a shortage in childcare in our community and the board and strategic planning showed us that we needed to tackle that in a three-pronged approach. … This new childcare incentive program for new providers would tackle that second approach.” There are seven total incentives, worth $500 each, that are set to acquire quality and longevity in these businesses. To apply reach out to the Public Health Department for Jefferson County.