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Child care-less

Child care-less: A search for solutions is a two-part series about the child care landscape in Whatcom County.

Written by Audra Anderson

Laura Simonton amuses 10-month-old Ember with a toy Feb. 2 in their kitchen. Simonton quit her job to take care of her child.

Child care challenges plague Whatcom parents, providers

Healthy Children’s Fund plan presented Feb. 21

Read part one, which focuses on issues facing parents and providers.

Teacher Lizzy Chandler, left, watches Mac play in the mud pit Feb. 13 at Barefeet Farm School. The outdoor school operates year round, rain or shine.

Whatcom County, state are 'championing' child care cause

Healthy Children’s Fund, state legislation, citizens all tackle issues

Read part two, which details the ways people at the local and state level are addressing child care.