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November 1, 2022

‘I feel hopeless’: Thousands of West Virginia Essential Workers Will Lose Child Care Subsidies as Federal Pandemic Relief Runs Out

Mountain State Spotlight, West Virginia Daily News, Beckley Register-Herald – Holland Cole grabs a tiny fist full of pink Play-Doh and kneads it. Next to her sits a box full of art supplies for sculpting trees, hearts, butterflies or anything a preschooler could desire. Her friend, 3-year-old Ayda James, molds purple and blue ponies, while kids across the room tinker with multi-colored plastic cars.

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It’s playtime at Cubby’s Child Care Center in Bridgeport — and amid the blocks, crayons and giggles, it couldn’t feel more carefree. But about a hundred feet away, in her office, owner Jennifer Trippett and some of her staff are worried about what’s to come.

“I love Cubby’s and I love my kid being here,” said teacher Kelly Boyce, whose 2-year-old son Callahan is also at the center. 

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