Child Care Matters...to the Community, Families, Businesses
Child Care is the Foundation of Our Economy
December 23, 2021
The shortage of childcare affects availability of workers for all public and private sectors. About half of our family childcare programs have closed since 2010, only 148 slots remain, and, of the 801 licensed group center slots, over 100 are unavailable due to no teachers. In Green County, parents of approximately 700 children need care for their young children. This impacts local businesses as they adjust hours according to staffing levels, employees job loads are increased, and people spend less. Public schools are losing staff and students due to open enrollment to other communities...