County Commissioners meet to address child care needs in Crawford County

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Crawford County today held its commission work meeting to discuss the county’s lack of available child care.

Child care is one of the county’s top problems to address, according to some county commissioners.

Childcare in Crawford County is scarce. Commissioners say there are more than 10 children needing care but only one spot remains in the county.

Officials say Crawford Co. has put aside$2 million to address and add adequate child care, whether they expand current services or add entirely new ones.

“If you look at the data, I think within the state, Crawford County is not by far the worst county in need of child care,” said Bruce Blair, 1st District County Commissioner. “We’re still pretty desperate in this area. So as a county commissioner, we’re looking to figure out a way, how can we take the $2.2 million and make a lasting effect for daycare across our county?”

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