Financial Assistance

Grin and Grow offers a variety of scholarship oppurtunities to assist families in affording the cost of preschool or child care services.

Cedar Valley United Way

Grin and Grow receives annual funding from the Cedar Valley United Way. This funding assists us in improving the quality of services that we provide for your child while keeping our costs more affordable to you. United Way funding also helps us to provide scholarship assistance to eligible families.  United Way scholarships are available for both infant and preschool-aged children.


Cedar Valley Promise

We offer “School Ready” Empowerment funding from the Cedar Valley Promise for 3 and 4 year old children whose family meet income eligibility guidelines. Children receiving this scholarship are provided the morning unit of care at no cost.


State Voluntary Preschool Program

Grin and Grow participates in Iowa’s Voluntary Preschool Program offered through the Waterloo Community School District. Enrollment is open to any child who is 4 years old before September 15th of the new school year.  This program disregards parent income and is provided without cost between the hours of 9:00 am and 11:30 am, Monday through Friday during the school year.  Wrap-around child care is available for purchase if care is needed before 9:00 am and after 11:30 am. Enrollment is limited for this scholarship.


Josephine Rausch Scholarships

Made possible through agency fundraising efforts and community donations.  Scholarship funds from this source are used to assist income-eligible families not qualifying for any of the above programs or who have other special funding needs.