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  • 1.  District-run daycare

    Posted 03-13-2021 12:10 PM
    Hello,
    I'm a parent of two children in a school-district-run Infant Toddler program in Ridgewood, NJ. The 33-year-program has been revenue neutral until the pandemic but is now facing headwinds from two BOE trustees who want to either shut the program down or privatize it due to a pandemic deficit (we feel it is unfair to judge a program for an unprecedented pandemic -- also the defecit amounts to .03 percent of the school district budget). I'm wondering if there are any other school-district-run daycares I might connect with for advice. I know of a few in NJ (we have spoken with Evesham which received a lot of coverage for the passage of SB NJ S3330). Speaking with them has been extremely helpful and I was curious if there were others throughout the US?
    Thanks,
    Kristi Reilly

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    Kristi Reilly
    Parent
    Ridgewood Infant Toddler Development Center
    Glen Rock NJ
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  • 2.  RE: District-run daycare

    Posted 03-13-2021 01:48 PM
    Hi Kristi,

    I remember following along when that bill was introduced. I don't have any connections with districts that run in-house child care but know of some when we did some research on district based programs:

    https://childcare.bvsd.org/earlyconnections Boulder Valley School District, CO
    https://www.mtsd.org/district/activities-programs/child-development Millcreek Township School District, PA
    http://www.ccprek.com/ - Piscataway Township School District, NJ

    Good luck!!

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    Erin Murray
    Education Consultant
    Moorestown, NJ
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  • 3.  RE: District-run daycare

    Posted 03-13-2021 05:19 PM
    Thanks Erin! This very helpful info. (and much better than the Google searches I was trying), much appreciated!

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    Kristi Reilly
    Parent
    Ridgewood Infant Toddler Development Center
    Glen Rock NJ
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