SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY (March 2, 2015) – Sullivan County Center for Workforce Development in cooperation with Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, the Hudson Valley Workforce Development Institute and the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation, will be holding a forum, “Child Care – A Critical Building Block in the Sullivan and Orange County Economy.”
The conference will take place on Friday, March 6 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Mamakating Library, 128 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, NY 12790.
“High-quality early child care can have a significant impact on a child’s well-being and developmental potential. Often overlooked is the positive affect it has on working parents who can rest assured their child is being well cared for while they are at work. We need to find more effective measures for providing access to quality and affordable child care for our working families” said Alan J. Sorensen, Sullivan County Legislator District 9.
This Forum will examine the benefits of good child care systems through a number of lenses; working parents, children, employers, and regional economic development.
“The major economic development that is coming to Sullivan County underscores the importance of making sure we have enough quality and affordable child care providers. This forum is the launch of a public conversation of what we need to do now as a community so we are prepared to meet the needs of our workforce” said Laura Quigley, Director of the Sullivan County Center for Workforce Development.
For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Mary Jane Bertram, Hudson Valley Regional director for Workforce Development Institute, at 845-568-1213 or email@example.com.