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14 July, 2022
5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m
Zoom Register

Early Childhood Education and Arkansas’s Workforce Virtual Forum

We all know how important early childhood education is to our children. But early childhood education is also important to our economy. Families need safe, high-quality centers and schools for their children to attend while they are at work. And those centers need caring, dedicated, and qualified educators and caregivers. Unfortunately, there are major issues putting pressure on the early childhood sector impacting parents and guardians, educators, and childhood center owners and directors. Many parents want to enroll their child in a high-quality program but cannot because of challenges within the sector.

Join the Arkansas Kids Count Coalition for this important discussion. Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families Education Policy Director Olivia Gardner will lead this virtual community forum to talk about issues around the early childhood workforce and how early childhood education access impacts our economy as a whole. The conversation will begin with a panel of Arkansans directly impacted by these issues, and attendees will have the chance to share their experiences and ideas.