“Is it true that there is a daycare in your area?” In Pine Valley it’s true
Bryna Moritz was already superintendent of the Pine Valley Central School District when she became pregnant and was looking for childcare.
After reaching out to 18 health care providers, she found someone, but knew that families in her district were also facing the same challenges and wanted to help them.
So last fall, school districts began working with childcare providers to open day care centers on campus to address a problem affecting every rural community.
“This is a crisis on many levels, with our school districts seeing enrollment declines in some districts, increasing space from time to time, and ultimately taxpayers suffering. Because of this, we started to realize that we might be able to contribute to solving the problem.”This is parenting,” Moritz said.
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Half of Americans, including 64% of New Yorkers, live in the desert of parenting environments, according to the Center for American Progress. The nonpartisan policy institute defines a childcare desert as an area with no childcare providers or so few that it has more than three times as many children as childcare slots. They are found in urban, suburban and rural areas.
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