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Non-profit organization restoring access to childcare after Hurricane Michael

Non-profit organization restoring access to childcare after Hurricane Michael
Non-profit organization restoring access to childcare after Hurricane Michael
Posted at 5:05 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2019-10-02 09:42:05-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Hurricane Michael disrupted the lives of many, including children who are either displaced or without their usual childcare services. 

Save The Children is a non-profit organization who is on the ground in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas working to support the urgent needs of kids and families impacted by the storm.

Many small businesses including early learning centers and child care providers were shut down by the hurricane and have yet to re-open.

Sarah Thompson, Director of Save The Children U.S. Emergency Programs, said their mission is to restore access to educational services, including childcare.  

Too often early learning facilities are overlooked in disaster recovery. But

childcare is so critical to community recovery. Kids rely on it to get back to

activities, normalcy and be in environments with caring adults," said Thompson. "And parents rely on it to get back to work. So the sooner that we can get those back online the better the community is overall." 

Save the Children is working in partnership with early learning coalitions and agencies to provide grants and supplies for the recovery effort.