On Wednesday, March 30 a webinar will be hosted on how Arizona is reimagining strategies to improve access to and affordability of child care—all through the lens of quality early-education programming.
CivEx: Reimagining Child Care in Arizona will be hosted by Flinn-Brown Fellows Stacy Reinstein and Lela Wendell, this webinar will give participants foundational data on supply and demand, new federal requirements and funding opportunities, the critical connection between child care and our state’s economic health, and the overall goal of increasing equitable access to high-quality care for Arizona’s children.
Michael Wisehart, director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security, will provide opening remarks to contextualize the state’s response to this important issue.
Reinstein and Wendell will also welcome two community partners, Monica Brinkerhoff of United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona and Karla Houghtalin of Southwest Human Development, to present recent successes in policy, practice, and implementation.
Finally—and most importantly—this webinar will provide participants opportunity to share perspectives, innovative ideas, and solutions regarding gaps that need to be filled to achieve equitable access to quality child care across Arizona.