You have probably never heard of a child care desert before, as this was news to us recently as well. A child care desert is any census tract with more than 50 children under age 5 that contains either no child care providers or so few options that there are more than three times as many children as licensed child care slots.
As it turns out, our area of Johnson County is part of a child care desert. We have applied for an Early Learning Indiana grant to address this issue in our county so that we can provide high quality affordable child care for our community.
For more information on this grant and to see the finalists, click here.