Community brainstorms ways to improve regional child care options
MORRIS – There are nearly 600 children under the age of five in Stevens County, but less than 500 licensed child care spaces in the county. Nearly 70 percent of families with children under five have two working parents, and 21 percent of those families live in poverty.
These statistics, shared at a town hall meeting on child care challenges held this week, indicate just a few of the issues families in the area face when looking for quality child care options in the region.
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