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SACRED HEART PARISH PLANS TO EXPAND OUR CHILD CARE MINISTRY!
Sacred Heart Parish has received approval from the Archdiocese of Omaha to move forward with the expansion of its child care ministry. The expansion will include the purchase of a 6,720 square foot modular structure with 4 spacious classrooms, a kitchen and a commons area. This state licensed facility will allow Sacred Heart Parish to serve up to 72 children ages 6 weeks to 4 years. The tentaive date for expanded childcare is August 1, 2017, in time for the start of the 2017-18 school year. Registrations will begin no earlier than July 15, 2017.
Child care has been growing in stages at the parish for several years. Beginning with after school care for grades K-6, the program was expanded in 2014 to accommodate Pre-K students before and after class. In 2016, child care was made available over the summer, during school breaks, and "no school" days. It is currently available to children ages 3 and up. The latest expansion will allow services to be extended to parish families with children who have not yet reached school age.
There is a great need for child care in Norfolk. We have many families in our parish with young children and this ministry will be a great way to serve them and walk with them to meet Jesus!
The cost of the modular building and relocation has been covered with funds from parishoners who participated in the Ignite the Faith Campaign through the Archdiocese of Omaha.
NOW WE NEED TO STOCK THE BUILDING BY AUGUST 1ST TO HAVE IT READY FOR OUR TINIEST DISCIPLES!!!
The anticipated cost to redesign the commons area and purchase many of the following items comes to approximately $75,000! Join us in our "Childcare Challenge" and help us open the doors to this brand new ministry for Sacred Heart Parish yet this year!
Funds from "The Big Give" will go towards purchasing the following: 12 compact cribs, 4-5 tables for each room, shelving units, high chairs, feeding chairs, evacuation cribs, activity tables, toddler tables and chairs, changing tables, strollers, crib sheets, a washer & dryer, an industrial fridge, freezer, dishwasher, handwashing sinks, fencing, outside play equipment, security software & system, computers for the staff and more!
STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE AND HELP US CREATE HISTORY BY ESTABLISHING OUR CHILD CARE PROGRAM AT SACRED HEART PARISH!