Durango School District, Early Childhood Council to expand child care

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Durango School District, Early Childhood Council to expand child care

Few families can place kids 5 or younger in a learning center
Nikki Krueger writes her name as preschool teacher Cheri Overstreet looks on at Needham Elementary School. Durango School District 9-R, the Early Childhood Council of La Plata County and other groups are working to address the shortage of child care in the county.
Preschooler Leila Dugas prepares for recess at Needham Elementary School.

Durango School District, Early Childhood Council to expand child care

Nikki Krueger writes her name as preschool teacher Cheri Overstreet looks on at Needham Elementary School. Durango School District 9-R, the Early Childhood Council of La Plata County and other groups are working to address the shortage of child care in the county.
Preschooler Leila Dugas prepares for recess at Needham Elementary School.

Durango School District, Early Childhood Council to expand child care

Ryder Horn plays with tiles as he learns letters of the alphabet in Cheri Overstreet’s preschool class at Needham Elementary School. Early education is key for brain development and has lasting impacts on physical, social and intellectual development.

Durango School District, Early Childhood Council to expand child care

Durango School District 9-R, the Early Childhood Council of La Plata County and other groups are working to expand options for child care in the county. Many parents face long waiting lists to get their children into an early learning center.

Durango School District, Early Childhood Council to expand child care

Needham Elementary School preschoolers Bodhi Hutchinson, left, Mason Woodruff, center, and Leila Dugas finish a snack before recess.

Durango School District, Early Childhood Council to expand child care

Preschooler Kate Wachob gets ready for recess at Needham Elementary School.
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