Little Knight’s safe, affordable and high-quality child care — for kids 6 weeks to 12 years old — is in high demand. The center opened in 2018 and has been at capacity (69 children) almost from the beginning.
The availability of quality child care influences parents’ career decisions. For the sustainability and growth of Dysart and its businesses, meeting the need for child care is critical.
Expansion of Little Knights presents a big opportunity for our little town. It will take a broad commitment to provide Dysart children with a safe place to learn, play and grow. Will you help?
The Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s Dysart campaign will build a new, larger space that makes quality child care available to more local families and positions Dysart as an even more attractive place to call home.
The path to sustainability and growth for Dysart begins with Little Knights Learning Center. Watch the video to see why some recognizable faces from around town believe it’s a “selling point for our town.”DONATE NOW
Your donation will help this campaign construct a new building designed to DHS guidelines and with more space. That means care for more Dysart children and more space for life’s first lessons.
The new center is conveniently located within the same block as Dysart-Geneseo Elementary School, just steps away for the current location. Plus, the Union Middle School is close by. For our families with school-age children, that means drop-off and pickup are easy and convenient.
At Little Knights Learning Center, our team of quality child-care providers is meeting the physical, cognitive and social needs of the next generation. We help children master motor skills, learn their colors and numbers and learn to build relationships. Just as important, we’re also there to bandage a knee, to tell a story or to dry a child’s tears.
The new Little Knights Learning Center will increase the day care’s capacity to 85 children. The center opened in 2018 with 48 children and within just months was nearly at capacity.
Featuring five spacious classrooms designed to DHS guidelines, children will be grouped for age-appropriate care. This includes dedicated space for the before- and after-school program.
Play time is time well spent for young children, and the new facility includes playgrounds for all ages. Children learn through play! Plus, movement, fresh air and exercise is good for growing strong, healthy bodies.
Foundational improvements with the new facility include a full kitchen, child-friendly restrooms, laundry space, storage and a director’s office. The on-site kitchen will be especially convenient for serving hot meals to the children.