With the help of substantial grant funding, the Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District expanded its youth services in mid-October, allowing them to now care for infants and toddlers, along with school-aged children.

The new infant and toddler program, which started Oct. 17, is in its pilot year. The district plans to reassess the feasibility of the program next year and potentially expand it for the 2023-24 school year, according to Justin Smith, the director of programs.

New program

Peyton Brown, left, and staff member Emily Bell.

Child care

Reilly Reding and Henry Rankin enjoy the toddler program.

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