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Eastern Sierra News for June 21, 2024






MONO COUNTY, CA (10.18.2022) – First 5 Mono is excited to announce that 22 new
childcare slots recently opened in Mammoth Lakes, and 28 more are planned to open by

“We recognize the challenge that a lack of childcare services poses to local families,”
said Bob Gardner, Chair of First 5 Mono, and Mono County Supervisor. “We want to
thank our partners and community for collaborating on a solution that will enhance our
quality of life in Mono County.”

The planned new childcare slots include:
• Mammoth Hospital’s new Little Lupins site in the Lutheran Church basement (22
slots). The hospital plans to relocate on-site with 30 slots by 2026.
• Mammoth Lakes State Preschool (20 slots) by 2027.

First 5 Mono is grateful for the efforts of Mammoth Hospital, the Mono County Office of
Education, and the existing operating childcare sites for their creativity, collaboration, and
commitment to ensuring that all local families have access to safe childcare. These
partners exemplify the network of support for families with children in early childhood that
First 5 Mono seeks to support. These planning and implementation efforts will function
as an economic driver in the community and to facilitate families’ economic well-being,
optimal child development, and support increases in school readiness for
incoming kindergartners.