Skagway assembly votes $200,000 in child care subsidies

The Skagway borough assembly has earmarked $200,000 in subsidies for two licensed child care start-ups. The funding comes amid a child care crisis in Skagway that Assemblymember Reba Hylton, sponsor of the funding, said has been a chronic issue.

“When I first found out I was pregnant 10 years ago, before I told my own mother, I went to Grandma Linda and secured my spot to get child care, because I knew that I could not make it in this community without her help,” Hylton said.

With the closing of Mighty Munchkins Daycare earlier this year, Skagway is left with Linda Calver’s year-round service,...

 

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