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Bonuses help with morale at child care center

BELOIT – Three teachers at the Mitchell County Early Learning Center used part of their longevity bonus to purchase fun additional items for their classes, such as butterfly larvae, water toys and garden plants.

Staff bonuses help with morale. However, with an hourly wage that isn’t competitive, it is still difficult to fill positions and maintain personnel.

A communitywide discussion has ensued because the costs of child care can’t be covered by parental fees alone.