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Last updated 12:16AM ET
July 17, 2018
WOUB Local News
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Child care in Athens
(WOUB) - There are 75 child care programs in Athens County and they have a capacity for 1,700 children.

And a report compiled for Ohio University's Child Care Task Force says there are currently 182 vacancies.

The Task Force is working to identify specific child care needs in the Athens area and come up with better options.

Yesterday, the group held an open forum to get comments.

One of those to attend was O-U library technology coordinator Chad Boeninger who says child care is a concern for working parents.

Others say while child care may be hard to find, the quality of the care is good.

According to a survey done for the Task Force, child care providers don't publicize their openings.

The group will recommend solutions to Provost Kathy Krendl.
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