The Community Child Care Center of Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates is a non-profit child care provider ran by Children’s Home & Aid and housed currently in Our Saviour’s United Methodist church of Schaumburg. Plans for a new building at the corner of Plum Grove Road and Schaumburg Road were formed and started by the Woodfield Area Children’s Organization (WACO), but came to a halt when state funds that were promised for the project were frozen.
The need is great for subsidized day care in our area. Current space at the church limits the number of children served to 42. Space for learning and play items is not available. Niether is there space for parent training classes or social work support that would strengthen the program greatly. The new building would provide space for 110 children, ages 6 weeks to 6 years old.
The children and families served are a diverse group. More than half are minorities. Yes, there is strong minority presence in Schaumburg. The Common factor is the financial need. The average annual income of served is $16,864. Over half the children reside in Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates. The need is indeed great for parents who want to work to support themselves and their children or who seek the education, or training, to get better employment.