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Apple Valley School Expands Childcare Options in Lander
Childcare options were already limited in Lander when COVID-19 forced some centers to close, leaving more than 100 families without reliable childcare. So a few locals got together to create a new option and—with LOR's help—expand their facility to accommodate more kids.
Maureen Fox founded Apple Valley School in 2020 with Lander parents in mind. Childcare was already in short supply when the pandemic hit, and after three childcare centers closed, many families had found themselves stuck on waitlists and without reliable help. Fox hoped to help by opening Apple Valley, but almost immediately after the school debuted, she was flooded with more calls than she could keep up with and knew she’d have to find a bigger space. With a little help from LOR, Fox and her team were able to transform a new location and expand to serve more children and families. See how they did it in this video.
Filmed and edited by Kirk Rasmussen, Topographic Media.