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Toombs County Schools Bringing Balance Between Work and Family

Courtesy of Toombs County Schools

A new daycare is opening its doors July 31, 2023, to provide much-needed support for the employees of the Toombs County School District. This initiative aims to retain teachers and staff members by alleviating the challenges they face in balancing their professional responsibilities with the demands of childcare.

The daycare, named 'Toombs County Kids Academy,' is conveniently located within Lyons Primary School, ensuring easy access for employees and will operate during regular school hours. The funding of the daycare is sustained by the monthly daycare enrollment fee that is paid through payroll deduction. The daycare is equipped to accommodate children of staff members from infancy through preschool age. The goal is to provide convenient, reliable childcare and foster early learning and development.

Recognizing the importance of supporting the school district's employees, Superintendent Waller expressed enthusiasm for the new venture. 'We understand that many of our staff members face significant challenges when it comes to finding childcare. By establishing Toombs County Kids Academy, we aim to create a supportive environment that allows our educators and staff to focus on their work, knowing their children are in safe and caring hands.'

The launch of the daycare represents a significant step in prioritizing the wellbeing and work-life balance of school district employees.

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