VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – On Monday, a new childcare ministry opened on Vigo County’s east side.

It’s helping provide parents options, in an area considered a desert, for childcare. The United Way of the Wabash Valley teamed up with Nurture With Nature Highland Church Childcare Ministry.

They were awarded $100,000 due to the Closing the Gap Grant, which addresses access to local childcare in Indiana.

The facility will provide high quality care to infants, toddlers, preschoolers and before and after school care for students. Dawn Langer, Co Administrator with Nuture With Nature Highland Church Childcare Ministry, says the community partnership is vital for success.

“We are focused on being a part of the community, that was the need we saw. And also just serving our community, and the partnership of us working together with our community with families and children, that’s when everything comes together to be successful. “

This childcare ministry also still has some openings. For pricing information and additional details, you can visit their Facebook page. Childcare assistance is also accepted.