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New Childcare Center Will Serve Kalamazoo's Edison Neighborhood

A view from below of the ywca logo, in dark metal, on the red-brick YWCA building downtown
Andrew Robins

The YWCA Kalamazoo is expanding into the Edison neighborhood, opening an early childhood learning center the nonprofit says will provide well-rounded programming for kids and flexible hours for parents.

The center will offer tuition assistance, transportation, and support for homeless and low-income families, the YWCA told WMUK.

“Our most vulnerable families in Kalamazoo can have a safe place where they can have their children,” CEO Grace Lubwama said. And “children [will have] a safe place, safe environment, where they can aspire and dream of what the future can be.”

"So that is really exciting,” she added.

The YWCA says the Center will have childcare available for parents who work late shifts. It’ll also have drop-in care 24 hours a day. The building on Portage Street is set to open in February, with full services next fall.