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Parents Get Alternative to Children’s School

WGIL Newsroom . Local News 268

Tables with stacks of information regarding child care from pre-school to age 12 took over the student center at Carl Sandburg College.

With the closing of Carl Sandburg College’s Children’s School many parents have been looking for other child care options. Tuesday, parents were invited to speak with several local child care providers during Sandburg’s Child Care Fair.

Community Pre-school Director Nicole Cole says a parent’s primary job is taking care of their children and making sure they have someone to watch over them when they’re not able.

Cole tells WGIL the fair is a great way to get the word out there’s more child care options than just the Children’s School.

“That’s why I think this was such a good idea so that people can some and say okay there are other options out there, if the Children’s School all they knew was available there are other options and there’s quite a few of us here.”

Parents were able to speak with representatives from the Knox County YMCA, Head Start and the Bridgeway Creative Childhood Center.

There were even representatives from the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program, where parents could get information on other non-traditional child care programs in the area and financial assistance.