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Front Page - Friday, September 29, 2023

Siskin partners with UTC on downtown child care

Siskin Children’s Institute and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are partnering to continue the child care legacy of Little Miss Mag.

Their joint effort seeks to enhance early learning and child care in downtown Chattanooga as it preserves 124 child care slots.

Under the agreement, Little Miss Mag will transfer ownership to UTC. The university will work with Siskin to ensure children currently receiving care at their Carter Street and Little Miss Mag locations have a child care placement at Little Miss Mag.

Both Siskin and UTC will work together to serve children with special needs who need inclusive child care at Little Miss Mag.

“UTC has extensive experience successfully operating nationally accredited early learning centers, and is the perfect partner to help preserve and enhance quality child care options for families in our community,” says Derek Bullard, CEO of Siskin.

“We appreciate the trust Siskin Children’s Institute is expressing in UTC as we meet an important community and campus need,” says UTC Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Brent Goldberg. “Affordable child care is critical for both UTC and the local workforce we support.”