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COBB CHILDREN’S LEARNING CENTER RECEIVES $10,923.85 GRANT FOR COVID-19 SUPPORT
Roseburg, Oregon (01.21.21) — Cobb Children’s Learning Center has received a $10,923.85 grant from the Douglas County Childcare Coalition to support high-quality care at its Cobb Childcare and Preschool location while operating under an emergency license.
Jessica Gaul, executive director of Cobb Children’s Learning Center, said the funds will go directly towards staff salaries. “The Douglas County Childcare Coalition recognizes that expenses have increased for childcare providers since the implementation of COVID-19 regulations. For Cobb Childcare and Preschool, our greatest increase has been staff salaries to meet the new group sizes” executive director Gaul said. “Across the country, it is estimated that as many as half of all child care centers will close permanently due to COVID, according to a recent report by the Center for American Progress (Malik, et. al, 2020). Rural communities will perhaps be hit hardest, most especially in terms of recruiting and retaining staff; we are pleased to be in a position where we can continue to provide high-quality care and early education for families for the foreseeable future, thanks in part to grants such as this.”
About Cobb Children’s Learning Center
Cobb Children’s Learning Center was started as Cobb Street Children’s Learning Center on Cobb Street, in 1994 by Sister Jeanita Richter to meet the growing demand for secular childcare services in Roseburg, Oregon. Today, the organization is known as Cobb Children’s Learning Center, a nonprofit organization, operating the Cobb Childcare & Preschool located on Walnut Street in Roseburg, serving 100 Douglas County children annually ages 6 weeks to 5 years. For more information about Cobb Children’s Learning Center, or the Cobb Childcare and Preschool, call 541-957-1008 or visit www.cobbschool.org.
About the Douglas County Childcare Coalition
The Douglas County Childcare Coalition is co-led by the Douglas ESD Biz4Kids program and Care Connections and Education with a mission to come together as a community to strategize and develop a collective plan for childcare solutions for Douglas County. They have partnered with the City of Roseburg to allocate funds for childcare providers to cover increased expenses as a result of the pandemic.
You can learn more about the coalition and its work here: https://biz4kids.org/douglas-county-childcare-coalition/