Join Us for a Child Care Round Table Discussion with Mayors Daniel Horrigan and Nan Whaley


You’re invited to join us for a child care round table discussion featuring Akron Mayor Daniel Horrigan and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley this Friday, July 17th from 11 AM to 12 PM. During the webinar, participants will discuss the critical role child care plays in supporting families, businesses, and the local economy. Round table participants will include:

  • Mayor Daniel Horrigan, City of Akron

  • Mayor Nan Whaley, City of Dayton

  • Laura DiCola, Summit Education Initiative

  • Palmer Jason, Good Shepherd Academy Child Care

  • Ronette Moss, Akron Area YMCA

  • Charmaine Webster, Dayton/Montgomery County Preschool Promise

The discussion will be facilitated by Shannon Jones, Executive Director of Groundwork Ohio. We invite you to join us in watching the live discussion and submitting your questions and feedback through the chat box function. 


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Today, we are launching a new campaign to reinvigorate the critical need for child care relief funding.


Over the past couple of months, there have been over 4,000 messages sent to Ohio's Congressional Delegation in support of child care andyour voices are being heard. The momentum is building as many members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are now prioritizing child care relief in conversations around upcoming funding packages. As Congress considers the Child Care is Essential Act in the coming weeks, which would include $50 billion in emergency funding to support child care,we need you to reach out to Congress urging them to fund child care, even if you have already reached out in the past.We created a template for you to email, call, and tweet at Congress -- all you need to do is input your contact information. 


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