Dubuque Community School District Plans for Wraparound Child Care

Officials recently announced that, pending board approval, the district will begin offering preschool programming in fall 2024 in a portion of the former Medline building at 7900 Chavenelle Road, while retaining preschool classrooms in each of its elementary schools.

The nonprofit Dubuque Initiatives purchased the former Medline building in December 2022, with plans to transform about one-third of the 67,000-square-foot building into a child care center operated by the Dubuque Community Y.

At a meeting of the district’s educational programs and policy committee, Executive Director of Elementary Education Lisa TeBockhorst said she has been in communication with Dubuque Initiatives and many other local organizations over the past few months about the project, as part of the community engagement process for a state grant the district received last year.

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