Upper Valley employers and families both name access to high-quality, affordable childcare as one of the key barriers to prosperity in our region, especially for low- and moderate-income families. How can we increase childcare access and affordability in the Upper Valley so our families and workplaces can thrive? This topic will be explored in-depth in a free, public, two-part virtual symposium for employers, policymakers, providers, parents, and the public.
To be a part of creating better, more equitable childcare for all Upper Valley residents and businesses, register to attend the following events at VitalCommunities.org/Childcare.
Part I: Impact on the Local Labor Market
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Details: Learn why the childcare crisis is so complex, look at what the data is telling us, and hear what the NH and VT state governments are and aren’t doing.
Part II: What is Working in the Upper Valley?
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Details: A look at effective childcare policy and programs around the Upper Valley, including solutions being implemented or explored by employers, communities, childcare professionals, policymakers, and philanthropists.
This symposium is hosted by Vital Communities in partnership with the Corporate Council, Municipal Leaders, the Early Care and Education Association of the Upper Valley, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and the Couch Family Foundation. For complete details, please visit VitalCommunities.org/Childcare.