Wiregrass parents facing daycare shortages

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — As more parents leave the house and head back to work, some are facing a major issue.

Parents who are returning to work are having trouble finding childcare availability not because there aren’t enough spots but due to daycares not having enough workers.

Kiddie Kastle Day Care and Learning Center have been watching over children in the Wiregrass since 2006. The assistant director said this past year has been one of their toughest.

They were forced to close their doors and change their hours of service but are slowly returning to normal.

They typically have 60 spots available, but right now, only 30 of those are filled. She believes those spots will fill up fast since there aren’t enough helping hands to go around, and more COVID-19 guidelines being relaxed.

“We are trying to pick back up our enrollment, open back up our night shifts, get our weekends back rolling, and kind of be more helpful because we have a lot of people in the medical career that need child care,” Perry said.

Perry said they are expecting their spots to fill up in the next couple of weeks due to more people heading back to work. She said if you need a place for your child you can always give them a call.

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