[FUTURE] LICENSED CHILDCARE

[FUTURE]

LICENSED CHILDCARE

AT THE DUBUQUE DREAM CENTER

In order to progress towards sustainable income to continue to provide quality and affordable care to the children of working families, the Dream Center is seeking to become a Licensed Childcare Facility and generate funding support from the State of Iowa by Fall 2021.

Becoming a licensed childcare facility means access to affordable childcare for working families. Our Student Sponsorship program is designed to assist low income families that do NOT meet the Department of Human Services requirements for financial childcare assistance, but are unable to afford the annual program fees.

Our dream to become a Licensed Childcare Facility is a big dream and requires substantial infrastructure improvements and renovation for that dream to become a reality.

Why renovate? By meeting certain state-mandated requirements set by Iowa's Department of Human Services, the Dubuque Dream Center will be able to obtain a childcare license.

What are those requirements? Renovations needed include:

– ADA accessibility on all four (4) levels

– Bathrooms and an elevator

– Green space

IMPACTING YOUTH . STRENGTHENING FAMILIES . BUILDING COMMUNITY