Parents struggle to find child care for kids as schools unexpectedly let out early this week due to scorching temps

There were no complaints about getting out of school early from the kids enjoying the splash pad as Scalzi park Wednesday. But for parents, the sudden change of plans can be stressful.

News 12 Staff

Sep 6, 2023, 11:57 PM

Updated 312 days ago

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The intense heat is forcing a number of local school districts to let students out early this week, which for working parents, that means that means having to come up with a plan for child care and transportation — or taking unexpected time off from work.
There were no complaints about getting out of school early from the kids enjoying the splash pad as Scalzi park Wednesday. But for parents, the sudden change of plans can be stressful.
"It's kind of hard nowadays to find babysitters these days when you are getting an email the night before," said Shanell Rogers, of Stamford.
One parent News 12 Connecticut spoke with in Stamford says they received a helping hand from the Boys & Girls Club, which does open its doors when school lets out early.


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