- Students and children at the Nicolet College's Childcare center will still have a place to call daycare next fall.
That's because of a partnership between Nicolet College and Head Start Services.
After the college lost it's state funding, talks began and the federally funded Head Start group decided to step into the Nicolet daycare building.
Nicolet College President Elizabeth Burmaster says it's a win, win,
"We'll be able to continue for our Early Childhood Education Associates Degree program and early childhood education laboratory so our students will be able to get their practicum training and operate right here out of this child care center."
Nicolet will officially close its doors on May 18th and then welcome Head Start into the building this fall for the 2012-2013 school year.
Head Start Executive Director Carol Jackomino says it will be a smooth transition, "The program will begin operation in September. Head Start is a part year program so we will really mirror the Nicolet College Schedule."
Head Start will accept up to 18 three to five year olds and will operate child care from 8 a.m. until noon, Mondays through Thursdays.
Written By: Michael Crusan