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.
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Courtyard by Marriott (901 Raintree Rd, Mankato)
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), a donor-supported foundation, invests for economic growth in the 20 counties of south central and southeastern Minnesota. The Foundation has provided more than $106 million in grants, loans and programming within the region during the past 31 years. SMIF's key interests include early childhood, community and economic development. To learn more about our work and mission, visit www.smifoundation.org.