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Cosponsored Webinar Series: Future of Child Care
October 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
One event on October 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm
We have decades of experience bringing innovative solutions to our communities to increase access to and improve the quality of child care. Now, the field is facing new challenges wrought by the pandemic. Let’s learn together about what might come next.
Part 1: COVID’s Impact & Relief for the Field
Wednesday, October 14 * 3:00 – 4:00pm eastern
The upside of the pandemic for child care is increased attention and calls for support. This is an opportunity for funders to help reshape the field and create a system that is more equitable, affordable, and accessible for all families. The downside is that pre-existing problems (an unsustainable business model, questions around quality, professionals not earning a living wage, and more) that once were cracks in the system are now fissures.
Join us for the first part of our Future of Child Care series in which we’ll discuss:
- How the pandemic is affecting the child care field,
- Ways to build parent and provider leadership,
- Potential ways for funders to provide relief, and
- Short-term ideas to jump start a new vision for the future.
- Julia Barfield, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
- Mary Ignatius, Parent Voices
- Hannah Matthews, CLASP
Part 2: An Accessible, Equitable, High Quality Child Care System
Monday, October 19 * 4:00-5:00 pm eastern
In the second part of our Future of Child Care series, we’ll discuss:
- A vision for a more affordable, equitable, high quality child care system
- How to build a movement and change the narrative around child care support
- Ways to center the voices of parents and providers
- Flexible funding strategies that encompass both policy and programmatic solutions
- Danielle Atkinson, Mothering Justice
- Seth Borgos, Community Change
- Melissa Boteach, National Women’s Law Center
Cosponsored by Children Youth & Family Funders Roundtable, Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, Economic Opportunity Funders, Funders for a Just Economy, and Workforce Matters