Parents in Bend Dealing with Long Waitlists at Certified Child Care Centers

Some of Bend’s most pressing issues were brought up during Tuesday’s State of the City address, but one issue that was raised during the question and answer session after the speech caught our attention – the long waitlists at the city’s certified child care centers.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan looks at what one Bend woman is doing to try to find a solution for parents who have run out of options. Kara Tachikawa with Inspire Early Learning Centers is running a task force in conjunction with the Bend Chamber to try to get feedback from the community and find a solution to this issue.

If you are a parent and would like to weigh in on the topic, go to, and you can find a link to the survey on their home page.

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