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Daycare providing services for children of essential workers

Diana Castillo
Created: May 21, 2020 08:17 PM

FARMINGTON N.M.- Gold Star Academy Development Center remains open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As an educator, we see the challenges and that it's our job to make sure that the children are receiving the care that they deserve, the care that they need,” said Barbara Tedrow, owner of Gold Star Academy.


Children whose parents are not working from home are allowed for now.

With fewer children to care for, owner Barbara Tedrow had to think of ways to keep her staff employed and to keep the kids engaged.

“We are actually making meals everyday for breakfast and lunches and we are making activities to include in those and everyday we are delivering to the child's home," said Tedrow.

Some child care centers have closed and may not reopen but Tedrow says they are essential for a child's early development.

“We also need quality child care because without it parents don't have access to go back to work and without the people to go back to work employers can't reopen,” she said.

Tedrow was appointed by governor Lujan-Grisham to serve on the subcommittee for safe practice and re-entry into early childhood.

Part of the job is to think of new ways to keep the children at childcare centers safe.

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