March 30, 2020

Daycares Stepping Up To Help Essential Workers


Early Learning Indiana CEO Maureen Weber  - Courtesy Early Learning Indiana

Early Learning Indiana CEO Maureen Weber

Courtesy Early Learning Indiana

Stay-at-home changed work practices and closed schools and jobs. To provide child care for those who must work, social services and nonprofits donate money and alter operations to fill the gaps.

The City of Indianapolis and several organizations are partnering to help first responders get childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis and AYS - At Your School are offering discounted spots.

United Way of Central Indiana has a COVID-19 response fund and it just gave more than $1 million to organizations that provide child care for the children. Early Learning Indiana is one of the recipients. WFYI's Eric Weddle spoke with the organization's CEO Maureen Weber about the challenge of offering care for children under the age of 5 during the pandemic.

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