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Educational Webinar: Child Care - Sharing Solutions for a Better Economic Impact

23 Childcare Webinar OnDemandThis webinar was recorded on June 1st, 2023, but you can access it anytime.


The cost of child care has been an ever-increasing detriment to families who struggle to balance the reality of those expenses with the ability to make choices regarding their income and employment that leads to a strong quality of life. At the same time, companies are struggling to find and keep workers.

Michigan is taking action! Learn about multiple initiatives designed to help families and how business and economic development participation can be a strong part of implementing the solutions that make needed connections for the betterment of companies, their employees, and communities as a whole.

Hear a strong example of how the MI Tri-Share program created value for Vantage Plastics and its employees!

Key Points:

  • MI Tri-Share
  • Great Start to Quality
  • Rural Child Care Innovation Program
  • Making the Case for Involvement
  • and more!

Paul Aultman, Chief Executive Officer, Vantage Plastics
Julie Bash, Program Director, Great Start to Quality Eastern Resource Center
Cheryl Bergman, Executive Director, Michigan Women’s Commission, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
James Henderson, Michigan Director, First Children’s Finance
Rich Van Tol, Start Collaborative Coordinator, Bay-Arenac ISD Educational Service Center

Thanking Our Sponsors

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Lansing, MI 48901-5096
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