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Child welfare agencies in the U.S. have a difficult mission in the best of times, and now they're scrambling to confront new challenges during the coronavirus outbreak.
Millions of Americans braced for the week ahead with no school for their children for weeks to come, no clue how to effectively work without child care, and a growing sense of dread about how to stay safe and sane amid the relentless spread of the coronavirus.
If you are a parent and need to run some errands or just want a Saturday night out to dinner, a new drop-in childcare facility in Leland might be able to help. But it also has a unique offering for some families.
Parents like Peele, a casino cocktail waitress, who work outside traditional business hours often are lost in the national conversation about access to child care and early education.
Some after school programs in Brunswick County have waiting lists after a surprise announcement from Communities in Schools yesterday.
The budget New Hanover County commissioners passed yesterday included some controversial items, including child care subsidies.
A Pender County man who was arrested last week for molesting a child previously listed himself on a babysitter search website. Cheyne Potrafka is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual offense, two counts of crimes against nature and one count of indecent liberties with a child... but before he was arrested, he listed a profile on the childcare search engine Care.com.
Families with small children and childcare workers have a new resource to help piece together the best aspects of childcare.