Employer-Based Child Care Solutions for the U.P.
Employers all over the U.P. are finding that child care shortages are impacting their ability to retain or hire workers. Many employers have considered how they might be able to provide or contribute to child care but often aren't sure where to start. Fortunately, we have some great examples of employer-supported child care already taking place in our U.P. communities that we can learn from.
To share these best practices and identify other regional partnerships and solutions, the Lake Superior Community Partnership and the U.P. Child Care Task Force are hosting a virtual discussion on employer-based child care solutions at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11. This virtual event will highlight how employers within and outside the U.P. are engaging in partnerships, building child care capacity, and coordinating innovative solutions to meet this critical need. Panelists include:
- Bryan DeAugustine, NICE Community School District
- Jennifer Legault Huetter, Brookridge Heights Assisted Living & Memory Support
- Jonathon Ringel, Northern Lights YMCA
- Seth Johnson, United Way of Northwest Michigan