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Friday Forums: Providing Childcare Amidst a Childcare Crisis

May 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Graduate Tacoma presents Friday Forums. Join us for this weekly webinar series offering everything from professional development to real-time information during Washington State’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. Our goal? To be a source of partnership when it matters the most.

This week, we’ll discuss how Tacoma’s capacity to provide childcare is currently holding up throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the future of the field in its aftermath. Hear from both state representatives and community partners who are managing the evolving childcare crisis. Featuring:

Allison Kurtsinger, Deputy Director of Government Affairs, 
Washington State Department of Children Youth & Families

Nicole Rose, Director of Eligibiliy and Provider Supports,
Washington State Department of Children Youth & Families

Gail Neal, Executive Director, Multicultural Child and Family Hope Center

Natalie Lente, Director of Family Services, Child Care Resources

Moderated by April Shine, Director of Advocacy & Policy
for the Foundation for Tacoma Students