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Child Care Crisis - A Community Discussion

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Thursday, December 12, 2019by bdust

Child Care Crisis – A Community Discussion at Effingham Public Library

The Suzette Brumleve Memorial Effingham Public Library will host a panel discussion regarding the lack of daycare providers and how it affects families in the Effingham area, Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Workman Room.

According to the Child Care Profile for Effingham County, Illinois – there are 2,292 children under 5 in Effingham County and only 1,318 child care slots.  This leaves almost 1,000 children and their families without daycare (Project Child, Child Care Resource & Referral, June 30, 2019).

The effects of this lack are felt throughout our community. Join local advocates and experts to learn more about the causes of this crisis and understand its effects.

Guest panelists will include:  Beth Wise, Coordinator with Effingham County Connections, Courtney Hatcher with Project CHILD, Brittny Gipson Dieterich Village Clerk and Economic Development Director.

Panelists will explain how the lack of daycare affects local employees, families, and schools and what our community can do to make a difference.

Registration is required for this free event.