Childcare Expansion (4.2)
This initiative provides brings together cohorts of aspiring and existing childcare providers to provide a full suite of services including customized business development consulting, staffing and training supports, shared back office services, loans, and grants. It will combine the strengths and expertise of childcare service providers with the resources of the economic development and workforce development systems to create and strengthen hundreds of businesses that are primarily owned by women, improve the wages of childcare workers, and enable women, especially women of color, to re-enter the labor market.
SCORECARD FOR SHARED PROSPERITY: MEASURING CHANGE TO DRIVE COLLECTIVE ACTION
Civic Commons measures Greater Seattle’s shared prosperity by tracking the total well-being of its residents. Collectively these measurements are meant to help guide local decisions and drive greater equity. Learn More>
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Programs & Activities
Proposed Program Doubles Daycare Providers in Seattle Southside
A large number of South King County businesses are unable to resume operations after Covid lockdown due to low employee supply. These staffing issues are caused in part by a lack of / cost prohibitive childcare options due to pandemic facility closures. Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce proposes a daycare start up program, which includes
Weekdays’ micro-preschools offer small group learning for up to 10 children per program. This means children get the personalized, in person attention they deserve, and educators have safer work environments during COVID-19. Join a dynamic team in a meaningful career, with the fastest-growing preschool model today. Learn More