Financial Assistance

Financial assistance for families

Grin and Grow offers a variety of scholarship sources to assist families in affording the cost of preschool or child care services offered at either of our two center locations.

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 child.  Families must meet income guidelines (225% of Poverty Guidelines)

Cedar Valley Promise

Grin and Grow receives annual “School Ready” Empowerment funding from the Cedar Valley Promise for 3 and 4 year old children whose family meet income eligibility guidelines (under 200% of Poverty 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 Schools.  A limited number of enrollment slots are available at each of our two centers each school year.  Enrollment is open to any child who is 4 years old before September 15th of the new school year.  Enrollment is without regard to 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.

Josephine Rausch Scholarships

Josephine Rausch Scholarships are 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 scholarship programs or who have other special funding needs.