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Niagara County: Help available in finding day care for essential workers

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Fri, Mar 20th 2020 11:55 am

The Niagara County Department of Social Services today announced it has been working to identify open child care slots for public and private sector employees who are deemed essential and are having child care issues.

“We understand the stress essential employees like first responders and health care workers are under as they cannot stay home during this trying time, yet their children are home from school,” said Meghan Lutz, acting Social Services commissioner. “We have been working to identity private child care providers who can help them meet their child care needs.”

Lutz said the Community Child Care Clearinghouse of Niagara is prepared to offer assistance to anyone needing to locate available child care centers willing to take on new children during this pandemic. The clearinghouse is a resource and referral network for all licensed and registered day care centers in the county and has a list of those who have openings.

Call the clearinghouse at 716-285-8572, ext. 109 or ext. 105, for help finding child care in the area.

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