Is there a solution to child care center’s closing?

Last week, the Herald-Dispatch reported on the abruptly announced closing of the new child care center at Tri-Valley. With Dec. 15 expected as the last day open, and parents of 28 children with no care options, a group of city, school and business representatives met with Tara Morrison, Tri-Valley Program Area Manager (through skype) on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 5.

The Sleepy Eye group had one mission: convince Tri-Valley to continue operating the child care center until licensing could be secured for a new operator. Erika Todd, currently a teacher at the center, had expressed an interest in running the business herself—but it would take six months to become licensed.

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