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'This is the dream': Nampa elementary school offers on-site child care to address critical needs of staff

Submitted by Idaho AEYC on Mon, 10/31/2022 - 08:39

NAMPA, Idaho — Working parents face an array of challenges in order to meet both the demands of their employer and their children -- but what if more workplaces offered on-site child care? Some industry experts say that could be a solution toward keeping working parents satisfied - and employed - long-term.

"I can speak for myself and for other moms that have said, you know, 'If we don't get a daycare in here, I might have to quit," Clark said. "Because of the cost and also just finding something out there. Right now to find a daycare you have to tell them right when you know you're pregnant. Before you tell anyone else, you have to tell your daycare so that you can get a spot."

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Treasure Valley parents struggling to secure child care amid daycare staffing shortages

Submitted by Idaho AEYC on Tue, 01/18/2022 - 12:04

Struggling to find affordable child care? You're not alone.

Finding and securing child care in the Treasure Valley is a lot easier said than done. Many parents are on year-long waitlists, in part, due to staffing shortages.

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