Virtual Roundtable: Texas Child Care and COVID-19
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
10:00 AM - Duration: 1 hour
Before COVID-19, 1 in 12 Texas children lived in a child care desert, child care providers struggled to meet financial obligations, and most child care employees made poverty-level wages. After COVID-19, advocates and child care leaders across the state are springing into action to prevent this ongoing crisis from toppling our already fragile child care systems.
Join C@R and experts from across the state for a roundtable discussion on how COVID-19 is impacting communities across the state, how different regions are adapting and responding, and how experts would like to see policymakers and government officials take action in the 87th Legislative Session.
Dr. Bob Sanborn - Children At Risk- Statewide Research and Advocacy
Nneka Ibekwe-Okafor - Children At Risk North Texas
Jill Goodrich – @OpportunitySchoolAmarillo
Cathy McHorse – United Way for Greater Austin
Libby McCabe – Commit
Kim Manns – Early Matters Dallas
Dr. Sylvia Acosta – YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region
Diana Hastings – @ywcaelpaso
Dr. Melanie Johnson – Collaborative for Children
Devin McCain – Lubbock Area United Way