Greater Dubuque Development has been convening a Child Care Coalition for nearly 18 months to develop a strategy to expand workforce through access and affordability to quality child care. Coalition partners included the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, Child Care Resource and Referral, Dubuque County Early Childhood, the City of Dubuque, Northeast Iowa Community College, and the Small Business Development Center. The coalition’s core strategy included improving the general environment for child care to support existing workforce and to develop a pilot program to remove child care barriers for parents wishing to enroll in the Opportunity Dubuque job training program.

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