NORFOLK, NE — It’s hard being a kid.
Between playing, snacking on donuts and reading time who wouldn’t want to relive their daycare years?
Little do the kiddos at Sacred Heart Parish know how hard it was for their parents to get them into daycare.
For years the need for child care has been growing not only in Norfolk, but at Sacred Heart Parish. For several years the parish offered after school care for kindergarten through fourth or fifth grade. In 2014 they started offering pre-school care. Just last year they added year round care.
Daycare teacher, Kim Puntney says the program has already been a huge help for families in the parish.
“It is a great feeling, this is something our parish has been wanting for a long time. It’s great to get it going and to be a ministry for our parish.”
The program has 72 children, ranging from six weeks to four years old. Puntney says it’s a great way to get the kids learning at an early age.
“It’s nice, I think it helps with their learning. We can be very noisy with younger kids…It’s nice to have them in their own area and space and they can explore and be as loud as they want.”
The daycare does have their own building. The module is 6,720 square feet with four classrooms, a kitchen, and commons area. The facility serves up to 72 children.