SYCAMORE – Rochelle Child Care in Rochelle has merged with the Kishwaukee Family YMCA. The official merger culminates a process that started in June 2018.
“The Kishwaukee Family YMCA provides numerous child care programs that serve working families in DeKalb and Kane County,” Mark Spiegelhoff, Kishwaukee Family YMCA CEO, said in a news release. “Reaching out to expand these child care services to Rochelle and Ogle County was a natural next step for our organization.”
Rochelle Child Care is the only licensed, center-based child care center in the city of Rochelle. The center has an average daily attendance of 68 individual children with full-day care and before/after school care. A day camp program for school-aged children is available in the summer months. The licensed capacity of the center is 133 children.
“We are very excited to have the YMCA brand and its mission brought to our child care center and the Rochelle community,” the Rev. Rob Hamilton, Rochelle Child Care Board President, said in the release. “With the YMCA being the largest provider of child care in the nation, we couldn’t have selected a better partner to move the progress of the center forward for generations to come.”
The merger will allow for many future enhancements to be made to the facility and the service offered at the child care center, the release said. Many of these improvements will be rolled out over the next several months.
“The YMCA was also blessed with a generous benefactor that provided $50,000 in seed funding to move the merger forward and make initial improvements at the center. I am so grateful to this individual that saw our vision and was there with the financial support to see it through,” Spiegelhoff said.
For information on the YMCA child care center in Rochelle, call 815-562-5920 or visit www.rochellechildcarecenter.com.