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Grant helps fill late-night child care needs for Malheur County workers

Wiggles and Giggles has an ample, newly furnished space in downtown Ontario. (Liliana Frankel/The Enterprise)

ONTARIO – A local child care enterprise will use a $100,000 grant to provide a new around-the-clock service that will particularly help parents who work night shifts.

Until now, there hasn’t been a good childcare option where working families can safely leave their kids if they work unconventional hours.

Ontario is home to a variety of industries that require graveyard shifts. Workers at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario or Snake River Correctional Institution are sometimes there overnight, as are workers at food processing plants like Kraft Heinz.

Wiggles and Giggles hopes to change that when their round-the-clock care center opens.

The center in December was awarded a grant from the Eastern Oregon . . .