Funding will allow us to purchase toys, books, curriculum materials and classroom furnishings for a new childcare center. The mission of this project is to create 100 additional safe, quality, and affordable childcare slots for use by women in Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas. For women to be able to realize financial independence, their children need to have care. The opening of this childcare center will also create an additional 25 jobs that interested women can apply for. These employment opportunities will include benefits, training, certifications, and advancement opportunities.