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Child Care Solutions Can Lead to Greater Workforce Availability

How is child care connected to workforce shortages? In more ways than you might think. Workforce availability is the top concern we hear from member businesses. While there is no silver bullet to solving this, coming at the issue from many angles can l…
How is child care connected to workforce shortages? In more ways than you might think. Workforce availability is the top concern we hear from member businesses. While there is n……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/child-care-solutions-can-lead-greater-workforce-availability

Community Gathers to Discuss Child Care Shortage & Determine Solutions

There’s a child care shortage in Iowa. On average, one in two children go without access to affordable, quality child care. Our state has lost 42% of its child care businesses over the past five years. Child care is a family issue, a workforce issue and a…
There’s a child care shortage in Iowa. On average, one in two children go without access to affordable, quality child care. Our state has lost 42% of its child care businesses over……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/community-gathers-discuss-child-care-shortage-determine-solutions

Preparing for the Upcoming Legislative Session: What We Know, What We’re Hearing and What We’re Anticipating

As we prepare for the 2020 Iowa legislative session, we continue to seek input from members and stakeholders and strategically plan with our statewide partners. Each session is unique and 2020 will be no different.
As we prepare for the 2020 Iowa legislative session, we continue to seek input from members and stakeholders and strategically plan with our statewide partners. Each session is un……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/preparing-upcoming-legislative-session-what-we-know-what-were-hearing-and-what-were-anticipating

MedQuarter Receives Final Child Care Center Feasibility Study, Weighs Possible Next Steps

​After conducting the first two phases of the three-phase child care center feasibility study, Mills Consulting Group of Framingham, MA submitted the full study results to the MedQuarter Regional Medical District in mid-December. At the MedQuarter Commiss…
After conducting the first two phases of the three-phase child care center feasibility study, Mills Consulting Group of Framingham, MA submitted the full study results to the……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/02/medquarter-receives-final-child-care-center-feasibility-study-weighs-possible-next-steps

Child Care Shortage Advocacy Work Continues

​The Economic Alliance, along with business leaders, daycare providers, higher education professionals, members of rural communities, elected officials, K-12 educators, health care professionals and small business owners from across Linn County have been …
The Economic Alliance, along with business leaders, daycare providers, higher education professionals, members of rural communities, elected officials, K-12 educators, health care……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/06/child-care-shortage-advocacy-work-continues

Iowa's Child Care Initiatives Take Shape

​Child care has long been an issue for Iowa’s working families. Some businesses are now seeing their growth impeded or impacted by a lack of workforce, which once again highlights the child care crisis. Organizations like the Economic Alliance, Iowa City …
Child care has long been an issue for Iowa’s working families. Some businesses are now seeing their growth impeded or impacted by a lack of workforce, which once again highlights ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/12/iowas-child-care-initiatives-take-shape

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