Early Learner South Dakota (ELSD) is hosting its second annual summit on Sept. 21-22 to convene business leaders, economic development directors and child care providers throughout the state to discuss solutions to the rising cost of child care. In June 2023, ReadyNation presented a report that highlighted the impact of the growing cost of child care on families, businesses and taxpayers could cost the state $329 million each year.
ReadyNation Director Nancy Fishman will be a keynote speaker at the summit to discuss more about the findings in this report. Other keynote speakers include: Senior Director, Policy & Programs, Early Childhood Education Aaron Merchan at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation; and ECE Advisory Services Manager Officer Joe Fretwell at Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF).
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