february, 2021

24feb1:00 pm1:45 pmNurturing Prosperity through Better Child CareJournal Talk

photo of kids reading in child care

Event Details

Nurturing Prosperity through Better Child Care:

What Communities Can Learn from Lindsborg

Wednesday, February 24 | 1-1:45 PM CST
A Facebook Live event (no registration)

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the heat on child care across the country, forcing working parents to  cope with closed school buildings and  the cancellation of other activities. But the problem long predates the pandemic. Across Kansas, communities, large and small, are recognizing that without high-quality child care, it is difficult to recruit the workforce needed to help them prosper.

picture of mother leading young daughter out the door to child care facility for the dayBut at least one Kansas community is working to change that. Lindsborg, a city of 3,300 people located between McPherson and Salina on Interstate 135, is working to implement a solution that can serve as a model for other communities that must provide the services and amenities necessary to foster economic growth in the 21st century.

Join Journal managing editor Chris Green and a panel of state and local experts on our Facebook page to discuss Lindsborg’s efforts to improve child care and what other communities can learn from them.

The panel will feature:

  • Kansas Lt. Gov. David Toland
  • Elizabeth Mauch, President of Bethany College
  • Lucas Neece, Lindsborg assistant city administrator
  • Jeremy Fite, director of the Hilltop Child Development Center in Lawrence
  • Beccy Tanner, Journal correspondent

For more information on The Journal, visit klcjournal.com. The print edition featuring the story about Lindsborg can be purchased at the Kansas Leadership Center’s online store.