MUSCATINE, Iowa-- Plans are in the works at Happy Time Daycare in Muscatine to place a preschool in the back of the building.
Since the building's grand opening in May, owner Dallas McManus says he had no idea how badly parents need the 24-hour child care service.
“It’s getting busy we’re getting several kids in; (we've) got about 35 enrolled now. We have several enrolled for the preschool in the fall and we’re adding more kids every week,” says McManus.
McManus says having a preschool steps away from the daycare saves time for parents working odd hour jobs.
“The fact that they will be able to go from A to B without having somebody to have to pick them up at day care and take them to preschool a couple times a week is just going to help so much," says McManus.
Happy Time Preschool will be housed in a modular school, at least 35 children are already registered for the program.
The setup and remodeling of the home will cost roughly $30,000 dollars.
The school is expected to be open in August.