How Scholarships Make Child Care More Affordable for Working Families

A special thank you to Mt. Pleasant Childcare Center, one of IWF’s 2022 BCCCS Grant Fund Recipients, for writing this guest blog. To learn more about this organization and get updates from the center, visit The Mt. Pleasant Childcare Center opened in July 2021, providing much needed child care to residents of Mt Pleasant

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Check Out the Community Early Childhood Center

In November of 2020, our child care center began an expansion project to increase our licensed capacity from 151 children up to 207. We applied for, and received, a Community Development Block Grant totaling $600,000. We then kicked off a capital fundraising campaign to raise the necessary funds to start construction. In June of 2021,

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Community Child Care Solutions Collaborative

Iowa Women’s Foundation Receives $25,000 from Aetna to Support Building Community Child Care Solutions Collaborative   CORALVILLE, IA, July 27, 2022 – The Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF), a nonprofit organization focused on improving the lives of Iowa’s women and girls, announced a $25,000 donation from Aetna Health of Iowa Inc., dba Aetna Better Health of

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IEDA, Iowa Women’s Foundation Hire New Employer Engagement Director to Address Child Care Needs in Iowa

June 14, 2022 (Des Moines, Iowa) – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and the Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF) today announced a new full-time position dedicated to helping Iowa businesses develop family-friendly child care policies for their employees. Sheri Penney, the former economic development director in Mitchell County, has accepted the new role of IWF’s Employer

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