MEDC Launches Early Childhood Education Access Initiatives

AREA News, News, Photo Feature - 12.31.19

Responding to the lack of access of early childhood education openings, McCook Economic Development Corporation has launched three initiatives to improve access in the McCook area. The first initiative, New Childcare Provider Smart Start, provides a full tuition, books, and fees scholarship and $3,000 in startup cash to individuals looking to become a childcare provider or start a new early childhood education center. The second initiative, Early Childhood Education Scholarship, provides two, full tuition and fees scholarship to students looking to study early childhood education at McCook Community College and stay in the area and work in early childhood education. The third initiative, McCook Infant Incentives, provides a financial incentive for childcare providers to have more open infant spots available. More information on all three initiatives can be found here.