Desperate for Teachers and Staff, Some Rural Colorado Schools are Offering Their Workers Child Care

The Colorado Sun | Shannon Najmabadi & Erica Breunlin

“Certainly for our younger teachers who have younger children, child care is an important resource and unfortunately, the supply doesn’t meet the demand.”

With housing costs drastically increasing and few child care options, rural families barely have enough to afford child care. It also drives child care providers out of rural areas. Many rural Colorado school districts are already thin on budget capacity and resources, which makes opening a child care center a risky investment. However, some schools are putting their efforts into worker child care.

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