New program hopes to increase the number of child care businesses

Thursday, August 15, 2019

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- In the last 20 years, the number of regulated child care businesses in La Crosse County has gone from 450 to under 100, according to The Parenting Place.

Now with a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, The Parenting Place is encouraging more families to start their own business.

"Doing child care in your home is a great solution, particularly for a parent who maybe wants to stay home with a child or two. They have the income potential of taking additional children into their home, but they're also saving on their own child care costs," said The Parenting Place Early Child Care and Education Director Audra Wieser.

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