New mother stresses over shortage in daycares

By Marianne Lassonde, Special to The Record
New mother stresses over shortage in daycares

Caroline Holmes thought she was gaining speed when she started looking for daycares in the midst of her pregnancy. A year later, however, the new mother is still finding herself scouring the web and calling all local daycares hoping for a space to open up.
At six months pregnant, Holmes started actively looking for daycares accepting children between the ages of zero to five. She took to Facebook groups such as “Spotted Granby” to look for recommendations and websites compiling all available daycares, such as She had hoped to beat the rush of applications and find a daycare before the end of her maternity leave in June of this year.
But this proved to be more difficult than the new mother had anticipated.
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