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Future Effingham County Childcare Needs (Webinar)

Friday, May 12 at 10 a.m. Effingham Regional Growth Alliance will host an informational community webinar focusing on the future supply and demand of childcare in Effingham County.

EduDream, Latina-founded, women-owned, and equity-focused research consulting firm, has led the research and will provide an overview of their findings.

“Effingham County is not alone in its struggle to provide adequate childcare for the local workforce. As many are aware, childcare providers have multi-faceted businesses with unique challenges. This ‘workforce behind the workforce’ is an integral component to the economic success of Effingham County. We intend to use the findings from the feasibility study to provide direction in addressing the future challenges of our workforce.” Courtney Yockey, Effingham Regional Growth Alliance President & CEO and Effingham County Childcare Research Committee Chairman explained.

The study confirms childcare needs are a critical need for workers since there are only 44 licensed childcare slots for every 100 children in Effingham County.

Funding for the study was made possible by the Preschool Development Grant Birth to Five and Illinois State Board of Education in partnership with the Community Systems Statewide Supports Team at Illinois Action for Children and builds on work done by the Effingham County Community Based Planning group and Effingham County Childcare Research Committee.

No cost to attend, but registration is required. Click here.

Questions can be directed to Johnna Schultz, Project Manager with Effingham Regional Growth Alliance at info@ilbusinessnavigators.com.

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Friday, May 12


10:00am - 11:00am