Child Care Crisis Project

A reporting project by the Springfield Daily Citizen that looks at the sustained challenges facing working families, and potential solutions to one of Greene County’s most complex — and high stakes — problems.


This series is published in coordination with KY3 News.



Resources for parents



Project Reporting Team


Jackie Rehwald

Jackie Rehwald is a reporter at the Springfield Daily Citizen. She covers housing, homelessness, domestic violence and early childhood, among other public affairs issues. Her office line is 417-837-3659. More by Jackie Rehwald

Cory Matteson

Cory Matteson moved to Springfield in 2022 to join the team of Daily Citizen journalists and staff eager to launch a local news nonprofit. He returned to the Show-Me State nearly two decades after graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to arriving in Springfield, he worked as a reporter at the Lincoln Journal Star and Casper Star-Tribune. More by Cory Matteson