Superintendent Weiss discusses Child Care Task Force recommendations

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The recommendations of the Child Care Task Force were discussed by the superintendent of Juneau schools while a guest on Action Line.

    Dr. Bridgit Weiss served as the panel's vice chair.  She said the task force looked at capacity and quality.  She said there are about 24-hundred pre-school aged children and from all indications, nearly 500 don't access pre-school opportunities.

    Short term recommendations include surveying the potential for facility usage and establishing a revolving loan fund.

    Longer term, the report suggests that the Best Starts model be looked at with some modifications but using it as a frame as they go forward.  The panel also recommended that the Assembly continue to fund to support the school district's Kinder Ready program.

    The task force recommended sending out a request for proposals to help come up with solutions.


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