SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Continuing our coverage, with a local group that wants to improve childcare in the West Central Indiana area.

“Grow up in West Central Indiana” is a group created by Indiana State University and Ivy Tech of Terre Haute. This group plans to hold a series of forums in several locations, their first stop was at Terre Haute, and on Tuesday they visited Sullivan.

Sullivan County residents had the ability to connect, listen and share individual feedback and personal experiences with childcare accessibility in their area. One main concern some parents had shared were the open and closings times for daycare facilities.

Director of Early Childhood Education Center at ISU Holly Curtsinger said this is a great tool for families.

“Anytime that you’re able to gather families and have this type of authentic conversation and problem solving opportunity, I think that’s a great opportunity to take advantage of. Certainly the devastation affiliated with the tornado was challenging, but onward and looking forward to a brighter future,” Curtsinger said.

If anyone would like to provide their feedback on the community’s childcare services, the link to the survey they are using to collect this data is located here.