WL launches early child education study with West Side, TSC schools
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WEST LAFAYETTE LAUNCHES EARLY CHILD EDUCATION STUDY WITH WL, TSC SCHOOLS
West Lafayette chose a Denver-based firm to spend the next eight months working with the city, school districts, parents, businesses and others to study the early child education needs in the community and help come up with ways to find and pay for more child care capacity.
The city will pay APA Consultants $100,000 for a study being done in conjunction with West Lafayette and Tippecanoe school corporations and expected to end in May 2024, according to an agreement approved Wednesday by the West Lafayette Redevelopment Commission.
“As we continue to grow, we recognized there are a few things that will be very critical to our success going forward,” Erin Easter, West Lafayette development director, said. “One of those is early childhood education. It’s been a topic that has been top of mind across the community.”
Gaps in child care and pre-K slots have become a question of economic development, as Greater Lafayette continues to recruit large business. City and county officials on both sides of the Wabash River have called for solutions that would help Greater Lafayette stand out as it does that sort of recruiting, while also finding answers for young families already navigating a tight market.