As one of the fastest growing communities in the state, the Greenville/Hortonville area was in need of child care resources and the Fox West YMCA responded by launching a project to expand and remodel its existing facility to increase capacity to care for 250 children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.
“This project is a real testament to the wonderful community we live in,” said TJ Lamers, Business Development Manager for McMAHON and a Board Member for the YMCA of the Fox Cities. “We were involved in the design, but also helped lead capital campaign efforts. It is very fulfilling to see the hard work of so many people come to fruition, especially knowing those efforts will have such a positive impact on this area.”
The $3.5-million project was funded by donors and kicked off with a $500,000 community matching grant given by philanthropist and former teacher, Mary Beth Nienhaus.
Features of the revamped licensed facility include: a new kitchen, separate rooms for infants and toddlers, a separate secure entrance, and an expansion of the existing playground. The Mary Beth Nienhaus Early Learning Center remains connected to the main YMCA facility, which allows children access to the pool, gym, and additional classes the YMCA offers.
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