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State Treasurer Meets With Providers on the Importance of Childcare for Economic Security

Meeting with Childcare Providers in New Glarus and DeForest, State Treasurer Godlewski seeks to raise awareness on the importance of supporting these small businesses and increasing access to safe and affordable childcare for Wisconsin's families.

 

January 27, 2022

Photo courtesy of Julie Benkoske

Wisconsin State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski recently met with childcare provider Corrine Hendrickson, owner of Corrine's Little Explorers in New Glarus, to discuss the challenges that providers face and how it impacts affordable and accessible childcare for Wisconsin families.

State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski made stops yesterday in New Glarus and DeForest to speak directly with childcare providers on the challenges they face and how it impacts affordable and accessible childcare for Wisconsin families. The vast majority of childcare providers in Wisconsin are independently owned and operated. Over half of Wisconsinites live in child care deserts; and in rural parts of the state, this jumps to nearly 80 percent. State Treasurer Godlewski believes too often childcare is an afterthought. In meeting with these small business owners the State Treasurer aimed to fi...



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