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By Michele Smith
There Times 

CCHS participating in group studying regional childcare issues

Group funded by a grant from the State Dept. of Commerce seeks answers in creating quality, affordable child care, locally


April 15, 2021

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Paul Ihle

DAYTON­­-There will be a licensed daycare vacuum in Dayton, when the only current licensed provider drops out of the business at the end of June, said Paul Ihle, a Community Health Worker for the Columbia County Health System.

"To the best of my knowledge, we are down to one licensed daycare provider, Susan Schlenz, and she has announced her retirement this June. . . I believe that Sylvia Demaris is currently not open for home daycare, and Haley Puckett dropped out of the business at the start of the pandemic," he said.

Puckett was the only provider in Dayton who participated in the c le...

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