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Reopening Connecticut Brings Looming Childcare Crisis

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Daycares have continued to stay open throughout the quarantine, but many parents have opted to keep their children at home. When Connecticut starts to open up this week and more parents head back to work, many will need childcare. This hour, how are daycares taking care of kids in a pandemic? 

Later, going to camp can be the highlight of any child’s summer. How will Connecticut summer camps operate this season? Coming up, Beth Bye, the state’s Early Childhood Commissioner joins us. What questions do you have about sending your child to daycare or summer camp? We want to hear from you.

GUESTS:

  • Commissioner Beth Bye - Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (@CT_OEC)
  • Keith Garbart - Camp Director at Winding Trails 
  • Elissha Park - Preschool teacher at Educational Playcare
Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.
Tess is a senior producer for the Connecticut Public news-talk show 'Where We Live.' She enjoys writing micro poetry and growing herbs.
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