Little Farmers Toy Box Goes to Little Feet Learning Center in Rosckwell City

posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Little Feet staff and kids"When I first got the call from Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation that they wanted to give a donation to me, I was a little surprised since donations to our day care are not common," said Rebecca, Director of Little Feet Learning Center. "It's really special that a foundation would give to a day care in the communities in Iowa and we really appreciate the kindness of the Hansen family for picking us."

We wrapped up the eighth day of deliveries at a wonderful community day care named Little Feet Learning Center in Rockwell City. We spent some time hanging out with Rebecca as little ones were being picked up at the end of the day. She shared how much her community needed a day care, so she decided she would lend a hand and open a center to help the community.

“Little Feet Learning Center opened last fall to serve Rockwell City and surrounding communities since there was a huge day care shortage,” said Kayla, a supporter of the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation. “Prior to this, a day care center had closed with little notice, leaving many families scrambling to find child care. When Rebecca stepped up to help our community, it was honestly something we couldn’t say thank you enough for. Without people like Rebecca, our community would be struggling. The center has been a huge asset to not only my company but to many other larger employers such as the local hospital, clinics, county offices and so many others that are needed for our community to thrive.”

Little Feet Learning Center was able to purchase the former childcare building located in Rockwell City with assistance from Calhoun County Electric Cooperative's Revolving Loan Fund program. Calhoun County Electric Cooperative was so excited to partner with Little Feet Learning Center as they brought a curriculum-based learning center for children aged 6 weeks old to 5 years of age as well as before and after school care to children up to 12 years of age to our community.

“Little Feet Learning Center is a perfect example of private and public partnerships that came together to help fulfill a need in the community,” said Ali Kraber, a representative of the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation. “What was made of it was truly incredible. It is so evident just how important it is in the community and how much families love the director, staff and environment the day care center offers. We could never thank people like Rebecca and the rest of the staff at Little Feet Learning Center enough for raising their hand and saying yes to helping their community with an essential service at a critical time.”