Wrangell needs child care services

Parents, community leaders, borough and tribal officials are talking about what can be done to help solve Wrangell’s lack of child care options.

Valerie Massie, of the Wrangell Cooperative Association, said she and others at a recent meeting all see the lack of child care and housing as the biggest hurdles to economic and community development in town. Lack of child care keeps people out of the workforce, and it seems there isn’t an employer in town without job openings.

Part of the problem in establishing and running a child care center is paying a living wage to attract workers, and then fin...

 

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