In case you missed it, there is an initiative happening in VA that seeks to ensure high-quality and affordable child care is available to every VA family by 2030. This initiative has the potential for changing the landscape of the child care field in VA. The voice of FCC providers will be critical in shaping how this initiative develops! Below is an excerpt from VECE's website.
The Virginia Chamber Foundation and the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) hosted a virtual executive briefing for statewide business leaders on “The Economics of Early Childhood: Smart Beginnings for Virginia’s Workforce Pipeline.” The event, held virtually on Oct. 13, focused on the rapidly changing early childhood landscape as Virginia continues to navigate through the COVID-19 crisis. The event featured remarks from Tom Barkin, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and a panel discussion with Back to Work Virginia Task Force co-chairs, Deborah DiCroce, President and CEO, Hampton Roads Community Foundation; Jim Dyke, Senior Advisor, State Government Relations, McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC; and Stephen Moret, President and CEO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership; moderated by Mike Petters, President and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries.