Families in Door County may see better care for their young children soon. The State of Wisconsin will be receiving a $100,000 grant to fund infant and toddler childcare. This grant was given by the Pritzker Children’s Initiation to 11 states and districts to work towards drafting plans for how to better serve the needs of their communities. Karen Corekin-DeLeMer, the education and community relations coordinator from the Northern Door Children’s Center, says she’s happy to hear a chunk of the grant will be going to the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association. This group helps fund scholarships for those seeking to gain a Bachelors in Early Childhood Development and Corekin-DeLaMer says this is a major factor in providing quality care.
The Wisconsin Early Childhood Association plans on applying for a $1 million dollar grant from the Pritzker Children's Initiation in the near-future.