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December 2022 ECI Monthly Musings

ECI Stakeholders Alliance December 6, 2022 Reminder

The ECI Stakeholders Alliance will meet on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm via Zoom. Register to receive the Zoom link. The Alliance is open to anyone who is interested in learning about Iowa's early childhood system is encouraged to attend. The agenda will be include guest presenter Courtney Guntly, Continuum of Care Director, to share a continuum of care approach for homelessness. We will also review proposed 2023-2026 ECI Strategic Plan goals and strategies. 

Re-Invent vs. Re-Build: Let's Fix the Child Care System

The recording from the November 9th, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. webinar is now available! COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the ECE sector. Ensuring that high-quality programs, especially those serving vulnerable children and families, not only survive, but thrive is crucial. On November 9, 2022 Louise Stoney, Co-Founder of Opportunities Exchange, shared key lessons and action steps that could be game changers for the child care field, and outlined how industry leaders can work with the public and private sector to champion a “Child Care Come-Back Plan”. A recording of this webinar is available on the ECI website via the Workforce Supports page (click on the '+' sign to display the updates under, Shared Services Project Reports and Presentations).