As workers try to navigate the new requirements the COVID-10 pandemic has placed on communities, limited child-care options and changing school closures present a parallel crisis.
Working parents and their employers now find themselves in an ever-changing work and care landscape that can be increasingly tricky to navigate. Employers who are urgently addressing the care needs of their employees during this emergency, especially of those in lower income settings, can achieve business sustainability, productivity, and profitability in the long run.
The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board recently presented an expert panel of local child care and human services providers to discuss resources available to employers and employees.
Making up the panel was Julie Champion, Executive Director of Child & Family Resources, Inc. Renee Scholz, Family & Employer Services Director with The Child Care Council Inc. and Kay Jennings with Ontario County Department of Social Services.
Presentation included information about child care referrals and scholarship programs, concrete supports for families (i.e. car seats, diapers, formula, books, safety items etc.) and much more.
View the recorded presentation on our YouTube channel here.