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EARLY YEARS: Ready Regions to help bring more quality child care to families in Virginia

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January 20, 2022

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) -The demand for quality child care has never been greater. Without it, families are left in limbo.

“Parents cannot go to work and be as productive as they normally would be if they’re worried about their children and where are their children and are they being cared for. Are they safe?” says Vivien McMahan of United Way of Roanoke Valley.

The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation just launched the statewide network called Ready Regions, designed to help parents breathe a little easier.

“The Ready Regions network really has some priorities that we’re focusing in on, and that is really build and strengthen the relationships with early childhood providers, so that we can ultimately support public and private programs, as they work to increase access for families, and also so they can strengthen quality,” says McMahan.

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