1 million for Südring daycare center: District administrator hands over funding notification

Good news for parents from the Korbach area who are looking for an optimal care option for their children of kindergarten age: District Administrator Dr. Reinhard Kubat was able to hand over a funding notification in the amount of 1.07 million euros for the construction of the Südring/ Medebacher Landstraße daycare center. The facility will be operated by the German Red Cross in cooperation with the city of Korbach, so DRK Managing Director Christian Peter was pleased to receive the grant notice.

District Administrator Dr. Kubat explains, "The 1.07 million euros are federal funds from the Childcare Financing 2020 - 2021 investment program and are to be supplemented by 120,000 euros in state funds as soon as they are released." According to the wording of the notice, the federal funds serve to expand and maintain a needs-based infrastructure in the area of education, upbringing and care for children up to the age of school entry in daycare facilities. With total costs of 3.3 million euros, a total of 618,000 euros in district funding has also been earmarked for the construction project.

DRK Managing Director Christian Peter expressed his thanks for the financial support for what he described as a very long-term and successful project. The new daycare center offers space for up to 111 girls and boys, from the first year of life until school enrollment. Three crèche groups and three kindergarten groups will fill the building with life. A kitchen and bistro are also part of the space plan. Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of the year just begun.

Beate Friedrich, the district's women's representative, who has been campaigning for company childcare for employees of the district administration since 2017, is also pleased about the imminent start of construction. This developed into cooperation with the city of Korbach, which was looking for a building site for another kindergarten due to the high demand for childcare places - and found it in the Südring site. After an invitation to tender, the DRK was finally found to be the suitable provider for the daycare center. "If required, some of the daycare places can also be reserved in this way for district employees and those of the neighboring authorities," Beate Friedrich is pleased to say. "The best prerequisites for reconciling work and family life even better."