McHenry County Local News

McHenry County’s childcare availability reaching ‘crisis’ level, as more teachers leave

Lack of staffing for child care centers are creating waitlists, with some parents waiting years for availability

Teacher Marcye Meisinger interacts with a with a student as he draws a picture with markers Thursday, July 28, 2022, at the Friendship House, 100 South Main Street, in Crystal Lake. Childcare centers are struggling to find enough teachers to maintain operations.
Teacher Amy Blazier teaches students a game on the playground Thursday, July 28, 2022, at the Friendship House, 100 South Main Street, in Crystal Lake. Childcare centers are struggling to find enough teachers to maintain operations.
Teacher Nunez Arias interacts with a with children as they play on the playground Thursday, July 28, 2022, at the Friendship House, 100 South Main Street, in Crystal Lake. Childcare centers are struggling to find enough teachers to maintain operations.
Teacher Ashleigh Bergstrand interacts with a with a student as she plays on the playground Thursday, July 28, 2022, at the Friendship House, 100 South Main Street, in Crystal Lake. Childcare centers are struggling to find enough teachers to maintain operations.