Nonprofit day care center opens on south side

Center will accept children 6 weeks to 5 years old
Nonprofit day care center opens on south side

One City Early Learning Center is holding its first board meeting Wednesday night, which marks a new start for the child care center on the south side of Madison.

The center used to be Child Development Inc., which offered free child care in the area for decades.

But Child Development Inc. shut down when it had too much debt.

Now the child care center is reopening as a nonprofit that hopes to serve at least 90 children.

“We’re pretty confident now that with some community assistance we’ll be able to provide a really high quality early learning experience for children, said Kaleem Caire, with One City Early Learning Center. “The center will be 75 to 80 percent fee based.”

The center is on Fisher Street, and it will accept children 6 weeks to 5 years old.