It has been difficult to find child care in Williston, a growing city, due to the growing demand. Several new childcare facilities were opened in 2022 and more are being constructed in 2023 to address this issue.
In the past few years, Williston Economic Development has actively participated in addressing new childcare spaces. Despite these efforts, the community continues to struggle to meet the demand for child care. The lack of childcare workers is an additional obstacle to overcome.
This year, Williston State College intends to convert the Crighton Building, on the WSC campus, into a childcare facility.
The Crighton Childcare Facility capital project also aims to create a secure and supportive environment that is especially created for young children while also providing crucial support to student-parents enrolled at WSC. This cutting-edge facility will offer top-notch childcare services and encourage parents to maintain a good balance between their professional and personal lives. Students pursuing elementary education with an early childhood endorsement have the chance to complete their practicum hours at the preschool housed within the childcare facility as a result of our collaboration with Valley City State University (VCSU)
. Students can also submit applications for other scholarships, such as the Teacher Shortage Scholarship
provided by VCSU. Please visit our website
for more details regarding our partnership with VCSU.
To see the latest Press Release, regarding the September 18, 2023 Ribbon Cutting, CLICK HERE.
Below you will find information, courtesy of JLG Architects, relating to logistics and updates as the project progresses:
CURRENT PROGREES PERCENTAGE COMPLETED– 85%
Childcare Site Logistics
May 15-19 Update
May 30 Update
June 5 Update
June 12 Update
June 19 Update
June 30 Update
July 6 Update
July 12 Update
July 24 Update