Community Action fulfilling childcare need


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From left are former building owners Larry and Susan Reinsmith, Realtor Butch Peelle of Peelle Lundy & Clifton Realtors, Community Action CEO Jane Newkirk, and Zach Foster, Director of Education Programs Community Action.

From left are former building owners Larry and Susan Reinsmith, Realtor Butch Peelle of Peelle Lundy & Clifton Realtors, Community Action CEO Jane Newkirk, and Zach Foster, Director of Education Programs Community Action.


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Clinton County Community Action Program, Inc. has purchased the former Wilmington Childcare Center located on Alex Drive (across from the U.S. Post Office). The childcare was formerly operated by Larry and Susan Reinsmith.

After 22 years, the Reinsmiths decided to sell the building and Community Action saw the opportunity to provide high-quality childcare services for Clinton County residents and seized the opportunity by purchasing the facility.

“Childcare has been a challenge in the community, and the onset of COVID-19 made this need even more challenging,” said Jane Newkirk of Community Action.

Community Action has operated the Head Start program in the county “for many years providing excellent education to children and providing childcare fits within the agency’s mission” stated Newkirk.

Over the next month, Community Action will be updating the facility to prepare a unique atmosphere for children in the community. For information, Community Action can be reached at 937-382-5624.

From left are former building owners Larry and Susan Reinsmith, Realtor Butch Peelle of Peelle Lundy & Clifton Realtors, Community Action CEO Jane Newkirk, and Zach Foster, Director of Education Programs Community Action.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/05/web1_Closing-Day-1-.jpgFrom left are former building owners Larry and Susan Reinsmith, Realtor Butch Peelle of Peelle Lundy & Clifton Realtors, Community Action CEO Jane Newkirk, and Zach Foster, Director of Education Programs Community Action. Submitted photo

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