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Community meeting addresses impacts of child care crisis


October 6, 2022

Rachel Cassandra for KFSK

A panel made up of local childcare providers, early education professionals, and employers discuss the multi-faceted struggle around reliable childcare and how the economic impacts should concern everyone in Petersburg.

Saturday morning a group of concerned Petersburg residents met at the Wright Auditorium to participate in the second Childcare Community Café to address the childcare crisis affecting the local workforce, businesses, families, and economy.

The meeting, hosted by the SHARE (Supporting Health Awareness, Resilience, and Education) Coalition, began with a viewing of a 23-minute video entitled "Voices for a Better Future: Community Impacts of Childcare in Petersburg," followed by a community discussion featuring a panel of local stakeholders and moderated by Becky Turland, a longstanding coali...

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