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The Marita Theisen Childcare Center at Steeple Square

Staff member Meghan Andresen with Janiyah Young (photo by Deb Otto).

by Connie Cherba

Affordable, quality childcare has long been an issue for today’s families. In fact, a 2016 survey by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States revealed that nearly 50% of 600 Dubuque-area parents who responded had either turned down a job or were forced to work fewer hours as a result of childcare issues. The opening of the Marita Theisen Childcare Center at Dubuque’s historic Steeple Square, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is helping address that concern as well as offering free preschool instruction to area four-year-olds.

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