The pandemic proved child care is essential. Advocates hope to leverage that lesson into more funding.
"If increased dollars flow into the child care industry, as advocates hope, and if the industry is restructured for long-term sustainability, it will be largely due to the dedication of child care advocacy partnerships."
The Early Childhood Education Civic Response Team has been a driving force in the support of Milwaukee's child care sector.
From distributing $1.1 million in grants, to advocating for long-term investment at the state level, this group of advocates is paving the way towards a child care industry that is sustainable for our community.
Child care providers received emergency grants during the pandemic. Now they're looking for ways to stabilize their businesses over the long term.