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Community forum highlights child-care needs

Study assesses child care in Ritzville area

RITZVILLE — Following a tasty meal at the C.J. Newland American Legion Memorial Hall on Tuesday evening, May 21, about 20 community members, mostly parents with young children, attended a presentation by Soren Newman, Ph.D,

The associate director at Arrowleaf Consulting, she presented preliminary results of a child care needs assessment conducted from March to April.

Newman shared data gathered from listening sessions, interviews, and a survey. The goal: building a multi-purpose space for early learning.

She noted that the facility would include child care and preschool classrooms, and would b...


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