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Rural child care providers seek sustainability

More training, higher pay needed to keep caregivers working

For 37 years Anita Fettig has been the go-to for child care in Napoleon. From dawn until after dark each day she bounces between the care centers and the consignment shop she owns, which sits as an anchor in between the few city blocks where they are located. 

Fettig runs four day care facilities which serve around 90 children, accounting for full-time, drop-in and after-school care. Managing...