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ROADS - Rebuilding with Care: Advancing Quality Childcare in Rural Places
Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the crucial role of childcare within a strong economy – as many parents, primarily women, have been forced to choose between earning a living or caring for their out-of-school children. Sadly, this is nothing new for rural places. Rural areas face unique childcare challenges. Providing quality, licensed center-based services in many rural places is not financially viable when the business model relies on sufficient population density and supply of parents with the ability to pay. Center-based services that are available are more likely at a distance from parents, and some only operate at times that don’t match the work hours when parents need them. As a result, informal home-based and family childcare providers represent a larger share of rural childcare. But whether operating a center- or home-based program, rural providers face challenges accessing capital for start-up, equipment, facilities and modernization; business development services; and the range of potential government assistance to get their businesses going and make them sustainable. Access to high quality, affordable rural childcare is a crucial part our shared economic recovery, since it plays a key role in allowing parents with young children to return to work, while also preparing the next generation of healthy and capable workers. It is critical to both the short- and long-term economic prosperity for families and rural regions.

Join us on May 26 for our next Rural Opportunity and Development Session, Rebuilding with Care: Advancing Quality Childcare in Rural Places. Hear the learned experience, current approaches and practical lessons from rural childcare providers and organizations that support and advance their work to create a stronger and more viable rural childcare system.

May 26, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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