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Envision Greater Fond du Lac launches Child Care Task Force

Envision Greater Fond du Lac hosted the first meeting of its new Child Care Task Force on Wednesday. The Task Force was created to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the child care shortage and barriers to work in Fond du Lac County.

Members of the task force represent business, non-profit, and community organizations; child care providers; and local government. Those businesses represented on this task force come from:
• Boys and Girls Club
• City of Fond du Lac
• City of Ripon
• City of Waupun
• Fond du Lac Area Foundation
• Fond du Lac County
• Fond du Lac Family YMCA
• Fond du Lac School District
• Fox Valley Workforce Development
• Grande Cheese
• Lily Paid Learning Center
• Local government (State Representative & State Senator)
• Moraine Park Technical College
• New North
• Ripon Chamber of Commerce
• SSM Health
• United Way Fond du Lac
• Wee Care Child Center
• Weyauwega Star Dairy Inc / Knaus Cheese Inc

“The key to economic growth in Fond du Lac County is a highly skilled and qualified workforce,” Sadie Vander Velde, Envision President/CEO, said. “A child care shortage that prevents parents from entering or remaining in the workforce hinders our ability to meet this challenge.”

The Task Force’s priorities include:
• Understanding the scope of the problem.
• Defining the core issues.
• Identifying potential innovations and policy changes needed to move toward solutions.

For more information on the Child Care Task Force, please contact Envision Greater Fond du Lac at 920.921.9500 or [email protected].