Lil’ Wildcat Education Center Playground

The Glidden Community Core Vision Committee has created the Lil’ Wildcat Education Center (LWEC) and LWEC Board of Directors to spearhead the construction and establishment of a daycare center within the Glidden, Iowa, community. This daycare facility will accommodate up to 60 children, ages two-weeks-old to 11 years-old, and offer care five days a week, 12 hours a day. LWEC will offer a before and after-school program as well as 3-year-old preschool.
A lack of quality childcare options has forced parents to choose between staying home with their children rather than working or leaving children unsupervised and on their own while they maintain their employment. The construction of an education center within Glidden supports our local school and community growth, encouraging young families to reside here and offering the supports they need to be successful.
One of the clear goals of our education center will be to promote outside play and activity of the center’s children. The role and importance of play for children’s healthy development is grounded in a strong body of research, and promotes cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being, offering the necessary conditions for children to thrive and learn.