As far as working parents are concerned, the K-12 school year is already off to a better start because in-person learning five days a week fills a major childcare gap that went missing a year ago during the pandemic.
But what about before and after school care? Two large programs offered through South Sound YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County are open for business — but both organizations need more childcare workers.
Still, both operations are back to doing what they do best after a year in which they stepped out of their comfort zones and adjusted to remote and hybrid learning by helping kids with their online learning.
“We are in our wheelhouse,” said South Sound YMCA President and Chief Executive Kyle Cronk about the new year. “We are serving school districts and families like we always have and always will continue to do.”
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