On November 4, Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) Secretary Ross Hunter joined representatives of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Administration on Children and Families (ACF) in a roundtable focused on improving access to high-quality child care.
Parents, child care providers, employers, state and local officials and innovators came together in Seattle to discuss barriers and solutions to improve access to child care. Secretary Hunter joined state, local and tribal leaders to discuss how recent federal policies and resources have changed the child care landscape and have improved access to quality child care for working parents.
The event was part of a roundtable series ACF hosted across the country. The feedback collected at these roundtables will be used by ACF to inform policy proposals, technical assistance, research agendas and strategic planning.