The Madison City Council voted Tuesday night to keep a south side day care in business.

Child Development Inc. was given a $34,000 grant with one condition, that they submit a plan for the money.

Council members raised questions about making the grant a loan instead, but the council decided on a grant.

The center’s alder said either way the money is needed.

“What we have to do today is bridge the gap between now and the amount of time it takes to recover their five-star rating,” said John Strasser, south side alder.