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Letters | Preschools, daycares are vanishing from Island
My heart is really breaking for Country Village and Little Acorn and for the families on Mercer Island. I have known and liked Tiana Traylor and Linda Tepper for years and truly appreciate the vital need their schools fill for childcare on the Island. In the last few years nearly all of childcare for children under two years has vanished from the Island, leaving mostly Country Village and Stroum Jewish Community Center to fill that need. Two other Montessori schools also closed, leaving only Early World Montessori and Creative Learning Center to fill that slot. I get calls nearly every day from people needing childcare of some sort and I gladly direct them to the facility that might best fill their need. It is becoming harder and harder as more and more childcare is leaving the Island. My waiting list is so long that it has become impossible to get to more than a fraction of it.
Director, Early World Montessori Mercer Island