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Posted on: November 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Office for Children and Families to Hold Third Community Information and Input Session on Child Care

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Frederick, Md. – The Frederick County Office for Children and Families seeks input from employers and businesses on ways to improve the child care system. The session will be held on Wednesday, December 6th from 8:00-9:15 a.m. in collaboration with the research team conducting the Frederick County Child Care Market Study. The research team will share preliminary information from the study and offer participants time to share their observations and experiences, and offer ideas on possible solutions. Remarks can be expected from Frederick County Chamber of Commerce President, Rick Weldon. 

This third session is specifically designed for employers and businesses with a workforce that includes parents and caregivers with young children, who are not yet in kindergarten, including those operating nontraditional hours, as well as child care businesses.  All Frederick County residents interested in child care are also welcome to attend.  Interpretation in ASL and Spanish will be offered.  Participants must register in advance using the link below: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrdeqqzgsGtHXFWR0A2AHY_3zFse8Zb5i#/registrationhttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IoZf412sRkaq6m6zoHF-BQ 

The study will identify needs and inform the Office for Children and Families on ways the County can look at innovative strategies to improve child care access and the child care system. The study is funded by an American Rescue Plan Act grant. For more information about the project, visit the Frederick County Office for Children and Families website or the study webpage at https://publicpolicy.com/frederickcostudy/.

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