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LUNCH & LEARN

April 12, 2019
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Iowa Wesleyan University
Social Hall – Student Activity Center
601 N. Main St, Mt. Pleasant Iowa

Lunch is provided free of charge.

Are you interested in starting a child care business or supporting community expansion of child care for the local workforce?

Research tells us Iowa is in a child care crisis. The crisis is not just a family issue, but a business, workforce, and community issue.

To RSVP email Tasha Beghtol tbeghtol@dhlw.org

Program Details

Local Story: Mr. Josh Laraby, Executive Director of the Fairfield Economic Development Association, will share how they are working with the local Early Childhood Iowa Board and area business leaders to expand quality childcare options including public-private partnerships.

Experts: Child care experts will be available in person to answer questions about starting a child care business and making it successful. Talk directly with:

  • CCR&R – Child Care Resource & Referral
  • CACFP – Child Adult Care Food Program
  • Child Care Business Consultants
  • DHS – Iowa DHS Child Care Regulations
  • T.E.A.C.H. – Scholarship program for child care staff
  • WAGE$ – Salary stipends for child care staff
  • ECI – Early Childhood Iowa, local area boards funding child care initiatives
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