THE CHALLENGE OF
Childcare in the North Country
Rural America is often called a "childcare desert."
Realize your dream of owning your own business.
of households report concerns about their current childcare.
Up to $20,000 in 5-year very low-interest loans.
of households experience work issues due to childcare needs.
Easy, flexible terms to help you get started or expand your business.
of employers stated the profitability of their business is decreased by the lack of childcare.
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of employers stated the ability to hire/retain employees is negatively affected by the lack of childcare.
according to a recent survey done by the Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country
Can we solve this problem locally?
We're working to solve our childcare challenge the way we know how: by coming together with a community-wide effort to figure it out. We started with a survey that was distributed to area families to help establish our community's needs for "kid slots," age groups, convenience, scheduling, and more. We compiled the data into a report that can be shared throughout our region. We have a long way to go in exploring potential facilities, staffing requirements, training, funding, and many logistics, but we're starting now. If you have information, expertise, skills, and/or funding and would like to participate in discussions, offer your ideas, or share your challenges, email Donna Wotton at email@example.com.