A new report is out that tells the data story of the strain the pandemic has put on child care businesses and the workforce affected in Montana.  

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During the pandemic, individuals and child care businesses and their support systems knew about the strains the lack of child care was causing, but we didn’t have the data to tell the story. The Montana VOAD (volunteer organizations acting in disaster) formed a subcommittee when it was obvious that child care could be a barrier to responding to the pandemic as well as recovering the economy. The group conducted a survey with gracious skills and software from MSU and SciGaia, held a presentation in the summer and now has released the full data and report. The group, which I am still a part of, is transitioning out of the supervision of Montana VOAD and continue under the skills of a mediator with financial support from Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies. The diversity of the people at the table and their shared interest in thriving families which support a thriving economy, is truly inspiring!



The report is here:


Thanks to Heather for sharing this critical information.


Heather McCartney-Duty

Personal Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Outreach and Consumer Education Specialist

406.761.6010 fax: 406.453.8976

[email protected]


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