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Challenges abound for child care providers; senators signal support for additional aid

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The Gallatin Valley YMCA started offering free child care for front-line workers in March. There are now 11 children on the waitlist for that service.

The Commons is donating its space for the program for K-8 kids, but it’s still an expensive endeavor for the nonprofit, YMCA CEO Andrea Stevenson said. And now businesses are reopening and more people are going back to work, but schools are staying closed.

“As time has gone on, demand has definitely increased,” Stevenson said.

 

 

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