Brief by Central Staff
Leadville – September 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine
Working Mother puts Leadville in Top 10
Leadville is one of America’s 10 best places for working families, according to Working Mother magazine.
The ranking results from The Center, which offers infant and toddler care, preschool and kindergarten, plus after-school programs for children 5 to 13.
It opened in 1988 when Leadville was hurting from the closure of the Climax Mine, which offered steady jobs at wages sufficient to allow one parent to be home with the kids.
The low-pay tourist economy became just about the only economy in Leadville, which meant both parents had to work outside the home, and the jobs were an hour or so away in Eagle and Summit counties over twisting, icy roads.
Thus evolved The Center.