Pulaski County Community Foundation provides support for childcare services

WINAMAC, Ind. — The Pulaski Community Foundation held a call-out meeting Friday for any member of the public interested in becoming a childcare professional.

The meeting featured resources from several offices around Indiana, with the primary focus of identifying training available for emerging professionals.

Pulaski County in particular is a “childcare desert” with just five certified childcare professionals available for more than 650 children in need.

The issue is also pertinent across the country as 59 percent of the U.S. falls under the “childcare desert” classification.

Friday's meeting was meant to plant the seeds for future childcare workers to receive the training and certifications necessary to make a full-time living off of their work.

The community foundation also has grant funds available for those interested in engaging with the profession. 

A second call-out meeting will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Winamac United Methodist Church.

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