Early-childhood educators adapt to region’s child care gap

The Post Independent quoted Emily Santich, policy analyst, in this March 8 story about the lack of child care available in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys. Santich described the benefits of using family, friends, and neighbors (FFN) to manage that crisis.

“Families can find a provider who speaks the same language as they speak at home with their family,” said Santich. “I don’t think we should overlook the value that FFN providers bring in this space as well. And especially as it relates to the qualities of child care that people of color might be looking for in a provider.” 

Read more about families’ struggles in Colorado Is Facing a Child Care Crisis.