Making Democracy Work

Child Care

Support for increasing available child care programs that promote safe, supportive, educational environments with a particular concern for access to affordable child care for all families.

Expansion of existing local government owned and operated preschool daycare services such as CAC and KCDC, the YMCA Pryme Time after school care program and existing privately- owned and operated licensed daycare facilities. More desirable would be the adoption of a before and after school care program equivalent to the Murfreesboro Extended School Program.

Necessary components of a preschool daycare program are the hiring of qualified staff, the inclusion of recreational activities, and relaxation time. To the extent possible, arts and crafts, enrichment programs such as music and foreign languages, reading time and nutrition and other health related services are desirable. (Adopted 4/1993)