Childcare is in dire crisis. We can begin to change that. Join in-person or Zoom to urge elected officials in the region to allocate $10 M towards stabilizing the childcare industry. Every attendee makes a difference!
The childcare workforce is turning over at a severe and rapid rate, leaving centers understaffed and employees overworked. This impacts every single person in Spokane - from kids and families to business owners and the workforce. This will lead to an economic crisis if we don't act now. The urgency of this moment cannot be overstated. We as the Spokane Alliance have an opportunity to do something about this crisis.
On Thursday, April 28th from 6-8 PM at the UU Church of Spokane (and Zoom) ...
We will be urging elected officials from the region to stabilize the childcare industry by allocating $10 M of the $201 M the region received from ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act). Based on over 100 stories shared from Spokane Alliance members, these are our priorities:
- Subsidies for families to afford quality care
- Compensation and stabilization of the workforce
- Mental Health support for early learning staff and kids
Where: Universalist Unitarian Church of Spokane or Zoom (details below)
When: Thursday, April 28th from 6-8 PM (please arrive at 5:30 PM so we can begin promptly at 6 PM). We encourage you to come in-person, but we will have a Zoom option available too. Kids are welcome, as childcare will be provided.
Kids: Bring your whole family! If children will be attending, please RSVP the # of kids coming by indicating how many "+1's". Please don't RSVP here if you are not bringing children. Please tell the leader/delegate of your institution if you will be attending, and if you are not a member, you're welcome to join us too!
Zoom link for Action: https://iafnw.zoom.us/j/84045166745
Meeting ID: 840 4516 6745
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RSVP HERE ONLY IF YOU ARE BRINGING CHILDREN TO THE EVENT. RSVP AND +1'S SHOULD CORRESPOND TO THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN NEEDING CHILDCARE. All other attendees should contact the delegate/leader of your institution to RSVP.
4340 W Whistalks Way
Spokane, WA 99224
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