Of the six primary barriers, stakeholders across the state identified access to quality, affordable childcare as the most critical. While there is no one solution for the childcare crisis, everyone can work together to help alleviate it. Learn more about how communities, businesses, and childcare providers play a role in finding solutions.

The staff of Hawkeye Community College Foundation Child Care poses for a photo on the playground equipment

Our Childcare Director Training program has opened a pathway to becoming a childcare director. It provides a resource for those who would like to start a most needed career but are hesitant about where to begin. Families in communities all over the nation are struggling to find childcare and this course provides a foundation in which to help community members come together to fill this need.

— Constance Grimm, GPC Director of Grants & Resource Development, Hawkeye Community College