Who's Caring for Our Children? Family, Friend, Neighbor Care

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Who’s caring for our children?  In Colorado, more than half of children under age 6 live in families in which all parents are working.  More than half of these children are being cared for by other family members, neighbors, or friends while their parents are at work. There are many advantages to these arrangements, such as lots of individual attention to children and low cost, but at this crucial time in a child’s development, how well prepared are these informal caregivers to provide children with experiences that will support their learning and growth so they are ready for school?  The answer is – we don’t know.  Join us for a conversation with Diana Romero-Campbell, Director of School Readiness initiatives at Mile High Unite Way, and Sofia Esteve Sychla, Statewide Family, Friend, and Neighbor Program Manager at Clayton Early Learning to hear about efforts in Colorado to better understand and support the individuals who are such an important resource for our youngest children and their families.

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