The University of Iowa

Rebuilding with Care: Advancing Quality Childcare in Rural Places
Event Category 

Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the crucial role of childcare within a strong economy – as many parents, primarily women, have been forced to choose between earning a living or caring for their out-of-school children. Sadly, this is nothing new for rural places. Rural areas face unique childcare challenges. Rural center-based services that are available are more likely distant from parents, and some operate only at times that don’t match the work hours when parents need them. As a result, informal home-based and family childcare providers represent a larger share of rural childcare. But whether operating a center- or home-based program, rural providers face challenges gaining access to capital for start-up, equipment, facilities and modernization; business development services; and the range of potential government assistance to get their businesses going and make them sustainable. 
Learn about the panel of participants by going to the Event page. This session will be followed by optional Peer Breakout Sessions from 2:15 to 2:45 pm.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
2300 N Street NW
Suite 700
Washington DC, DC 20037
Janet Topolsky
Sponsoring Organization 
Aspen Institute