National Call for Your Ideas: What Should Child Care Look Like?

Whether you are a parent or caregiver or a colleague of someone with a child, everyone is feeling the challenges of COVID-19. Nearly one-third of the U.S. workforce has children under 18. And six out of seven parents say their children will be attending remote school that will require hands-on help.

Some of these challenges were nothing new to many families even before the pandemic, especially for children under five. Access to high-quality and affordable child care has always been limited.

That’s why Child Care Aware of America (CCAoA) is hosting a series of roundtables in September to hear from families, employers and child care providers. They want to hear what you want and need from a child care system in the U.S. This is an opportunity to share your challenges and ideas and consider how you can be part of the solution.

Here’s the information for each of the three roundtables:

• The Families Roundtable – Saturday, September 12 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm EDT.
• The Employers Roundtable – Thursday, September 17 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
• The Child Care Providers Roundtable – Saturday, September 26 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

You can sign up on the Child Care Aware of America webpage and select the appropriate roundtable. You must register in advance. Please share with others who may be interested.

CCAoA is a national organization dedicated to advancing a child care system that serves all children and families and partners with a national network of child care resource and referral agencies across the country.