Livingston County, Child Care Council holding distribution event for local child care facilities

Staff Writer
The Dansville Online

MOUNT MORRIS — On Monday, Aug. 31, from 5-6 p.m., Livingston County will be partnering with the Child Care Council of Livingston County to distribute thousands of masks, hundreds of gallons of disinfecting spray and hand sanitizer to over 40 local child care facilities as school districts gear up for re-opening in the fall. The distribution event will take place at Livingston County’s campus on Murray Hill in Mount Morris.

“I have been working closely with the child care providers throughout the county,” said Jennifer Mehlenbacher, Registrar and Branch Coordinator for the Child Care Council of Livingston County. “They have struggled these past months to remain open, support parents who needed to go back to work and see to the educational needs of the children in their care all while providing healthy and safe environments for them. Any assistance that can be provided to child care providers at this difficult and unprecedented time is appreciated. I'm grateful to Livingston County and to Ryan Snyder at Workforce Development for reaching out to the Child Care Council and working with us to aid in this effort.”

Ryan Snyder, Director of Livingston County’s Office of Workforce Development, stated, “With so many school districts turning to hybrid and remote learning due to the COVID-19 crisis, we anticipate a significant demand for safe and affordable child care among our local workforce.”

“A real concern for child care providers is the cost and scarcity of personal protective equipment,” said David L. LeFeber, Chairman of the Livingston County Board of Supervisors. “We hope to ease some of this burden by distributing masks, disinfectant, and hand sanitizer to start the school year with.”

Child care facilities in Livingston County interested in attending the distribution event are encouraged to register with Jennifer Mehlenbacher by close of business on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 585-654-4723 or