Timberline Child Youth Services facility reopens in Fort Carson

FORT CARSON, Colo., (KRDO) – Timberline Child Youth Services is celebrating the reopening of its new, modernized facility.

The renovated facility will house the central parent office, youth sports and fitness services, home child care and academic support services.

This new facility will be a one-stop-shop for parents looking to place their children in child care programs like daycare, preschool or youth sports classes.

KRDO spoke with Sgt. Hastings who says it will be very beneficial for his family.

“My husband has just started working, so it gives us an opportunity for our children to have a good education, good opportunities and it helps us in the sense that we don’t have to worry about who can watch our children.”

However, the position must fill more than 200 positions to operate the facility at full capacity. Currently, the facility can accommodate only 1,200 children.

“So right now this challenge for us, instead of being able to maintain care for 1,600 children, we have to maintain care based on how many we have, we’re significantly impacted. We’re currently at about 35 per cent in below the level of staff we need to hire,” said Mike O’Donnell, director of family morale and welfare at Fort Carson.

The establishment is now open and encourages parents to register. The cost will be based on the families total income.

Fort Carson is hosting a job fair on April 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the UCHealth grounds and encourages anyone interested to apply.

The establishment recently raised the minimum starting wage to $16.70.

To learn more about how to apply, click herelocation Fort Carson, keyword: NAF

Registration is free and mandatory to participate in these programs.

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