Chaffee County commissioners heard an update on the state of childcare in Chaffee County from Chaffee County Early Childhood Council Director Sarah Romack and Chaffee County Community Foundation Director Betsy Dittenber during a Monday work session.

Romack presented statistics that indicated there were nearly 1,000 children in Chaffee County younger than 5 years old, but less than 500 licensed childcare slots available in the county.

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