Teachers strike creating daycare dilemma for Tacoma parents

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on September 13, 2011 at 7:04 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 13 at 7:43 AM

TACOMA, Wash. -- The Tacoma teachers strike is creating a daycare dilemma for parents. Many parents are now competing for last minute childcare options so they can still go to work.

A couple of local organizations are offering some solutions. The Boys and Girls Club of South Puget Sound is extending its hours, offering all day care because of the strike. There are four area clubs that in total have room for just 650 kids. Doors open at 7 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Price for non-members is $25 a day.

Also during the strike, Pierce County's YMCAs are preparing to take care of your kids all day for $35 a day. They open a little big longer from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. At last check 6 a.m. Tuesday, there were only 50 spaces left.

while there's no school, there are still sports activities. All athletics are expected to continue because coaches have contracts separate from teachers.

For more information:

Boys and Girls Club of South Puget Sound website

YMCA childcare website

KING 5's Natalie Swaby contributed to this report.

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