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America’s Child-Care Crisis: Rethinking an Essential Business

Thursday, May 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

America’s Child-Care Crisis: Rethinking an Essential Business

Presented by Sarah Taylor Vanover, Ed.D., Director, KY Division of Child Care, Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Moderated by Nadia Jones, Ed.D., Chief Content Officer, Gryphon House

Sponsored by Gryphon House

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The child-care industry—essential to American families and to the American economy—is at risk of complete collapse. Before COVID-19 struck, the child-care industry faced funding issues and staffing dilemmas, while families struggled to find—or simply afford—quality child care. The reality is that COVID-19 has only exacerbated the challenges of the already fragile child-care ecosystem. This edWebinar takes a hard look at the current state of the industry and explores how to save this critical service by:

  • Identifying the systemic changes needed
  • Altering public opinion of the field
  • Securing state and federal dollars for the private sector
  • Prioritizing the growth of family child-care homes
  • Educating parents on quality care and helping them access it
  • Obtaining business support

Child care is a system that is too critical to fail—we cannot survive without it. Together, we can reimagine the child-care industry for all Americans whose livelihoods depend on it.

This edWebinar will be of interest to preK-3 teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

 

Sarah VanoverAbout the Presenter

Dr. Sarah Vanover has been working in the field of early childhood education for over 22 years and has had the opportunity to be a teacher, a director, a trainer, and a college professor for other early childhood educators. Dr. Vanover is currently the director for the Division of Child Care for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. For the past several years she has focused her work and research on assessing quality early childhood programs for health and safety requirements and school readiness skills.

 

Nadia JonesAbout the Host

Nadia J. Jones, Ed.D. is the chief content officer at Gryphon House, Inc., the leading publisher of educational resources for teachers and parents, where she helps publish and market the latest books from today’s top early childhood experts.

 

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