I was moved by the story in The Olympian today of a mother who left her children in a hot car in order to go to a job interview. That never needs to happen here because we have Margie’s Crisis Nursery that can provide short term emergency child care. It is managed by the Child Care Action Council and financially supported by Zonta Club of Olympia and community donations.
All a parent needs to do is call 360-786-8907, ext. 100, and request care. A phone counselor will arrange free short-term child care at a licensed child care center. We can’t serve everyone on limited funds but let’s try to make sure this never see this happen in our communities.