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Waypoint, Cedar Rapids

Funding will help ensure KidsPoint Child Care can provide scholarships to meet the community’s increased demand for child care, especially for low income families. KidsPoint is one of the only locally licensed child care centers accepting financial assistance through the state for its sliding scale-fee scholarships. The sliding scale-fee scholarships are designed to support households making more than the state income guidelines but can’t afford full-pay child care. This is vital for bridging the gap so families can keep moving forward in their careers or schooling. Waypoint also helps families address concerns inside and outside the classroom including developmental delays, food insecurity, and help accessing community resources. Through this funding opportunity, KidsPoint can maximize its capacity and help address the area’s child care crisis by supporting up to 30 children with partial child care scholarships