Thousands of Lubbock families don't have access to quality child

Thousands of Lubbock families don't have access to quality child care

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Four-thousand low-income children with working parents in Lubbock County do not have access to a Texas Rising Star Certified child care center.

The non-profit organization Children at Risk has developed a tool intended to help parents, childcare providers, policy makers and the general public have a greater understanding of child care access in Texas. The organization created a map examining the child care landscape across the state and the impact it has. 

"When we talk about quality care we are looking at staff-to-student ratio, we are looking at class sizes, we are looking at professional development, and the curriculum what kind of curriculum is there to really help support mentally, emotionally, socially, and academically the needs of these children," Director Mandi Kimball.

Click here to access additional information and the research developed by Children at Risk.
 

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