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Parents are concerned about child care and distance learning

Kimberly Whayne is concerned about childcare for Trevor and Trent, her identical twins. (KTUL)
Kimberly Whayne is concerned about childcare for Trevor and Trent, her identical twins. (KTUL)
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Many parents are looking for child care solutions, and because of virtual learning, many districts are offering in place of traditional classrooms.

Kimberly Whayne is a single mom of identical twins, Trent and Trevor, entering the second grade.

“Being a fulltime parent a single parent, working full time, teaching them full time, like how do I find the time to juggle everything and make everything be a success,” asked Whayne, who is an equine therapist. She and the boys have spent plenty of time at the barn, riding horses and practicing roping.

But when school resumes, she’s not sure what she will do.

“Day care is expensive and so them going every day was not an option and they couldn’t do virtual school at the daycare so, it was an experience,” said Whayne, recalling the same situation in April.

The Salvation Army has several recreation centers. Some of them were open this summer and some will be open this fall, to help families.

“Whenever school is not in session we are going to do our best to have those clubs open as well available and open those full days as well, so parents can continue to go to work and kids can continue to go as well,” explained Richard White, who is Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa.

Whayne says she has relied on family and friends and she is not sure what they will do when virtually learning takes place.

The Salvation Army will have space for some students and other there will be other options, to be announced in the coming weeks.

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