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Study Goal:

Quality, Affordable Childcare in Wilkes County, NC.

Wilkes County Children

The study will provide documentation of existing services and resources, then recommend steps to create an innovative childcare ecosystem in Wilkes County, NC to enhance the labor force participation and create a healthy environment for families. The study will also identify the roles that community stakeholders must play in order to expand access and affordability for quality care.

A Childcare Taskforce has been appointed to conduct the study. The taskforce is made up of individuals and organizations whose combined experience was determined to be the most qualified to conduct this study. They welcome the opportunity to listen, observe, seek best practices, and encourage positive outcomes that will strengthen the community.

The study is estimated to take a period of approximately 10 months to complete. Wilkes Childcare Study Taskforce encourages community participation in this process and its results.

A Message From a Parent, Provider, and Our Childcare Taskforce Members

President of Wilkes EDC, LeeAnn Nixon, Invites You to Join the Childcare Coalition

View the Wilkes County Childcare Study
Wilkes County Childcare Story Map

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Taskforce Members

Cyndi Dancy
Dancy Research
Michelle Shepherd
Wilkes Community Partnership for Children
Kirstin Roberts
The Health Foundation
Official Press Release


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