Community Based Solutions to the Child Care Shortage - Mankato
In partnership with First Children's Finance and Families First of Minnesota, Child Care Aware, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) invites you to bring a team from your community to learn more about addressing the child care crisis.
On a regular basis we are hearing about the need for child care in the region, especially infant & toddler care. This issue is becoming an economic development issues in many communities - creating family stress and placing burden on business and industry as they work to fill available job positions.
This session is open to anyone in SMIF’s 20-county region interested in potential solutions to alleviate the child care crisis – we highly encourage communities to bring a team of individuals and organizations interested in finding locally driven solutions to addressing the shortage. Suggestions of who to invite to be a part of your communities’ team include: Economic Development staff, city & county officials, employers, superintendents & school district early childhood staff, local child care providers or associations, parents and others in your community interested in addressing the shortage.
Date: July 31
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Courtyard by Marriott (901 Raintree Rd, Mankato)
Cost: Free, lunch is included
Registration Deadline: July 24