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Childcare Resources: Coffee with ED (Executive Director, Joan Wright)

We know that high-quality child care isn’t just essential to the workforce of today — it also drives academic achievement and other improvements to health and social development in children that prepare our skilled workforce of tomorrow.

The COVID-19 crisis has had a tremendous impact on child care across the country – affecting the financial, mental, and emotional state of children, families, and child care providers.

Last month, Childcare Resources hosted another informative and engaging Coffee with ED meeting with our Executive Director (aka ED), Joan Wright. We were thrilled to welcome a panel of very special guests to answer questions and dive into their thoughts on the potential lasting impacts of the pandemic on children and families.

The panel was hosted by Martina Winston, the VP and Senior HR Partner at Protective Life and Childcare Resources' Board Member. Dr. Felicia Houston is a licensed psychologist and shared information about how the stress of the pandemic might affect the long-term well-being of children and parents. Dr. Ty Moody, Einstein's Playground owner and Childcare Resources' Board Member, discussed how to support early educators and parents in the early learning environment. Joan Wright shared information about federal funding opportunities for child care programs in Alabama.

To watch the full meeting recording, click here:

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