Local child care facilities filling up despite kids returning to school

The Learning Experience
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Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 9:47 AM MDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2021 at 12:21 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Local child care facilities are filling up despite kids returning to school.

11 News spoke with The Learning Experience, which has two locations in the Colorado Springs area. Their Banning Lewis Ranch location has seen a steady increase in the last few weeks in parents returning to work and needing immediate childcare.

“We have lots of military families. We have some families that work from home part-time, so their children are here part-time. We have others that are returning to work full time. Kind of a mix of everything,” said Jaime Chatwin, center director of The Learning Experience.

The Banning Lewis Ranch location has seen more children despite school being back in session.

“Everywhere has a waitlist from what I understand from others when they call,” said Chatwin. “I think it’s throughout because we have military families that are looking to put their children on post, on base, but their waitlists are extensive so they come here until a spot opens.”

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