Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) – Administration for Children and Families (ACF) – Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)
Grant Award $6M and Project Management.
Monolithic dome construction Design-Build project. (3-year project – CCDF funds for FY19, FY20, and FY21 construction) At Design-Build contracting phase (30% design). The KTO and KCCC also want to take advantage of the natural setting surrounding the new center location and transform the adjacent ponds into a natural classroom similar to a hands-on museum or aquarium exhibition.
Outdoor classrooms will help children reinforce lessons taught by KCCC teachers as children and families will be encouraged to explore the forest and ponds with their families.
Welcome to the Kickapoo Community Childcare Center. The KCCC strives to provide quality service for children, in a safe nurturing environment which promotes individual development and creative expression.
The KCCC staff have been researching alternatives to traditional construction, such as monolithic dome structures. The Kickapoo Tribe experienced, first-hand, the destruction of tribal land by a large tornado. Many children are traumatized during severe weather. A monolithic dome building can be built FEMA-certified to withstand an EF5 tornado. Children and staff would be safe in their classrooms without having to run and hide in a small space. The new CCDF center, itself, would be the safe center.