Education Briefs: Summer meals program underway at two sites
The USDA-funded Summer Food Service Program has begun at Sandrock Elementary, where meals will be served at 11:30 a.m from Monday through Friday through late August.
The meals program is also running locally from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, with a snack from 3:30 to 4 p.m. The program runs from Monday through Friday at both sites in the summer.
Children may eat for free, and there’s a small fee for adults. That applies to families who live in the area as well as those who are passing through.
Moffat County Libraries continue summer story themes
The Moffat County Library continues themes for Story Time throughout the summer. The summertime schedule includes a gathering at 10 a.m. each Thursday through Aug. 18, at the Craig branch. Attendees are asked to come 10 minutes early and remain with their children during this time.
July 21- Ninja
July 28- Sportsmanship
Aug. 4- Games
Aug. 11- Dance
Aug. 18- Gymnastics
Aug. 25- Back to School
The Craig branch has also begun a youth club for ages 8 and up that meets from 3 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday in the Craig branch. Participants are invited to do arts and crafts, and some topics will include table football, paper planes, “getting to know you,” eating healthy and DIY Rollercoasters.
The Moffat County Library Summer Reading Program has also begun for children and adults, and people are welcome to come to the library to sign up.
Colorado infant and child-care costs rank high
From Kids Count in Colorado: The annual cost in 2014 of center-based infant care in Colorado was $13,154, according to Child Care Aware. That’s the fifth least affordable rate in the country relative to median income. For 4-year-olds, center-based in Colorado was the seventh-least affordable in the country at $9,882 per year.
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