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Kid Prints plans for daycare's future


February 14, 2019

The Kid Prints Inc. team introduced themselves to the Sundance City Council last week and shared their plans for 2019 at the city-owned daycare center. After a year of successful fundraising, said previous president Megan Franzen, it’s time to put some plans into action.

“We are planning to do an outdoor classroom,” Franzen began. This differs from a playground, she explained, as it has interactable items such as trees for the kids to experience.

The money was raised for this during 2018 and the goal this year is to implement it, Franzen said.

Secondly, said Franzen, “Another of our goals has been scholarship money for some of our preschool kids. We want to make sure that we can provide preschool to kids who need scholarship funds.”

This has been achieved through a grant that will also address the third goal on the list for 2019.

“Through the Wyoming Community Foundation we were awarded $4000 to help build our preschool curriculum and start up a scholarship fund,” said Sarah Ellsbury.

The team has been working with the school district to purchase a preschool curriculum, said Franzen. The aim is to ensure there is a seamless transition for little ones moving on to school.

Franzen also introduced the new board and staff members for the daycare: Angela Olson, president; Ellsbury, vice president; Britney Crawford, treasurer; Trish Habeck, secretary; Kara Ellsbury, legal advisor; and Kim Middleton, facility director.

Mayor Paul Brooks commended the team on the job they have done at the daycare and said the city has heard no complaints from the community. “No news is good news from our end,” he joked.


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