Nina Lenz

Nina Lenz watches as Mary Goodfellow reads to the children Thursday after dropping off her kids, Frannie and Hamilton, at Mountain Kids Day Care. The day care can take up to 10 children at a time.

Teton County is looking for parents of young children.

County officials would like input on the future of early childhood education and child care with a pair of surveys, one for parents and one for educators and child care providers.

The survey for providers asks questions on educator credentials, facility capacity and operations. The parent questionnaire is for those who had a child of pre-kindergarten age in the past five years, or those who will have a child in that age range — about 4 to 5 years old — in the next two years.

It focuses on what parent and child needs are from the child care and education system countywide. County Public Information Officer Kristen Waters said in a press release that the surveys should each take about five minutes.

Click here for provider survey, and scan the code on the attached PDF for the parent one.

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Tom Hallberg covers a little bit of everything, from skiing to long-form feature stories. A Teton Valley, Idaho, transplant by way of Portland and Bend, Oregon, he spends his time outside work writing fiction, splitboarding and climbing.

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