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Community Town Hall Event: Child Care Solutions for Cook County coming Tuesday

Mar 07, 2022 12:48PM ● By Editor
Photo  First Children's Finance

From Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and the Cook County Chamber of Commerce -
March 7, 2022

Please join us for a virtual community town hall to discuss a need critical to our future
economic success. Facilitated by First Children’s Finance we will be reviewing our current
state and enter into in-depth discussions around possible solutions.

According to the First Children's Finance:
The Cook County Public Health and Human Services Community Health Assessment (2019)
revealed significant challenges around child care costs, waiting lists and availability, as well
as the influence on the local workforce. Approximately 40% of jobs within Cook County are
in the Leisure and Hospitality field, which creates a need for child care that can accommodate
non-traditional work hours. As of June 2021, it is estimated that there is a need for 96
additional  licensed child care slots for children under the age of 5 in Cook County.

March 14, 2022   
6:30p.m. - 9:00p.m. • This event will be held virtually and is open to all. 
E-mail:  [email protected]
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"The Rural Child Care Innovation Program (RCCIP) is an innovative community engagement process designed to increase the supply of high quality affordable child care in rural communities. The purpose of RCCIP is to guide communities in identifying the scope and size of their child care challenges, and to empower and support communities to develop solutions to address these challenges. 

For more information contact:
Nancie Deming
Sawtooth Mountain Clinic
Community Hub Model
(218) 595-0600
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