CEDA Team Member Supports New Childcare Center

Article by: Rebecca Charles

CEDA team member Rebecca Charles, serving Hayfield, MN, has been working closely with a City resident to provide a critical business to the community.

Kelly Jax, of Hayfield held a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the Jumping Jax Kids Childcare center on Saturday, September 7th 2019. Childcare needs are critical across southeastern Minnesota, and its availability is affecting where individuals are choosing to live.  By adding this essential amenity to the City of Hayfield, Jax is not just providing a business, but fulfilling a vital need of the community.

Jax worked with the Hayfield Economic Development Authority (EDA) to formally submit an application for funds from the EDA’s Revolving Loan Fund.  The loan was closed in December of 2018.  The awarded funds supported the purchase of the building, as well as renovation costs and supplies. The City of Hayfield is excited about expanding the amenities that they are able to offer to its citizens.  These developments are only possible because of the motivated and creative members of the community.  The daycare is open 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday all year round.  The center is licensed for 42 children ages six weeks to kindergarten. Jax stated that she will be able to add an additional 17 slots down the road as well.