257: District seeks grant for daycare

The Iola school district is applying for a grant to build a daycare facility on the east side of the Iola Elementary School campus. If successful, two private daycare centers would move there. It would add 31 child care slots, including for infants.



November 17, 2023 - 3:05 PM

Rose Geiler, left, and Everleigh Pace get creative with Play-Doh during Jalayne Nelson’s preschool class in September. Register file photo

The Iola school district hopes to secure grant funding to build a daycare on the elementary school campus.

If successful, the project would build a facility on school grounds, east of a playground at Iola Elementary School. Two private daycare centers that participate in a districtwide preschool program — Munchkinland and More and Ready, Set, Learn — would move their operations there.

“It could be a huge benefit for families to have everything at one site,” USD 257 

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