Tri-Cities child care may be harder to find after coronavirus. New grants may help

Many child care providers in Tri-Cities and the state have made the decision to close — at least temporarily in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The biggest reason for closures was low enrollment,” Lee Williams, CEO of Community Minded Enterprises told the Tri-City Herald.

Whether people are unemployed or working from home — children aren’t being sent to child care, said the Spokane nonprofit that operates Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington, including a Pasco office.

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