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Little Star South welcomes toddlers to TwispWorks

Little Star South welcomes toddlers to TwispWorks

The Little Star South Collaborative (LSSC) was a busy place Monday (Oct. 2), with toddlers exploring their new surroundings on the new child care center’s first day. The LSSC is Little Star Montessori School’s southern campus, providing toddler and …
Delayed opening for Little Star child care care center at TwispWorks

Delayed opening for Little Star child care care center at TwispWorks

Opening of Little Star Montessori School’s infant and toddler program at Twispworks has been delayed as partners in the project work to meet the many regulations required for a child care/early education center. The Little Star South Collaborative (LSSC) hopes to …
New preschool options include full-day Head Start

New preschool options include full-day Head Start

Methow Valley Head Start, the free pre-school program that prepares kids for kindergarten through instruction in vocabulary and math, socialization and physical activities, has expanded to a full day this year — and there are still openings. Head Start reserves the majority of its slots for …
Little Star expands early education and childcare programs valley wide 

Little Star expands early education and childcare programs valley wide 

Little Star Montessori School is expanding childcare and early childhood education programs in the Methow Valley, with a focus on the community’s youngest and most needy residents. A new early education and childcare center is nearing completion in Twisp, and groundbreaking has begun…
Addressing the Methow Valley’s urgent child care needs with action

Addressing the Methow Valley’s urgent child care needs with action

By Dani Reynaud For kids, summer can be one of most exciting and fun times of the year. No school! Hitting the swimming hole! Archery camp! Sleeping in! Yet some parents — especially working parents — and kids view summer with a mix of dread and anxiety. The “Summer Juggle,” with its constantly changing schedules,...
Methodist Church offers child care when schools take day off

Methodist Church offers child care when schools take day off

To help parents of young children find child care when the public schools are not in session, the Methow Valley United Methodist Church is offering a “Kid Kamp” for children ages 2-½ through second grade. Child care will be provided at the church for the rest of the school year on days when school has...
Methow Valley School district trying to fill gaps in child care, pre-school offerings

Methow Valley School district trying to fill gaps in child care, pre-school offerings

As working families juggle schedules and seek enriching experiences for young children, the Methow Valley School District has been brainstorming about ways the district might help offer more child care options and maybe even preschool. The school district has had some success in bridging the gap this year, accommodating about 100 elementary-age kids in after-school clubs...
Afternoon child care now offered at Methow Valley Community School

Afternoon child care now offered at Methow Valley Community School

A collaboration between the new Methow Mentoring and Childcare program and Methow Valley Community School (MVCS) is providing daylong preschool as well as after-school child care for elementary students. Methow Mentoring offers morning preschool at the Methow Valley United Methodist Church every weekday from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for $20 per session.
Child care program to open doors this month

Child care program to open doors this month

In response to a shortage of affordable child care in the Methow Valley, a new morning child care program will open its doors Aug. 24. Methow Mentoring & Childcare will be located in the Methow Valley United Methodist Church on Highway 20, about halfway between Twisp and Winthrop. The program will operate …
Researchers describe a ‘crisis’ in child care, early-childhood education options

Researchers describe a ‘crisis’ in child care, early-childhood education options

By Marcy Stamper
“There is a crisis dramatically affecting the valley.” That’s the stark conclusion drawn from the comments of about 225 parents, child care providers and employers by researchers investigating local needs for child care and early-childhood education. The results are from the Early Childhood …