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The program will go explore the structural, economic and regulatory barriers to creating more childcare options in Central Oregon. We will look at solutions that are currently being implemented for both short- and long-term relief for a variety of different childcare models.

The Bulletin will be providing in-depth coverage leading up to the forum and partnering with City Club on a series of Solutions Workshops over the coming months.

Moderator: Zack Demars, Special Projects Reporter at The Bulletin


Heather Rogen, Boulden Rogen Early Childhood Academy

Karen Prow, NeighborImpact Child Care Resources Director

Rev. Erika Spaet, ReVillage

Kelly Sparks, OSU Cascades and Little Kits Early Learning & Child Care Center

In-Person Registration is Closed.

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Central Oregon child care desert forces parents into tough choices, The Bulletin Feb. 6, 2022

Child care business model forces thin margins for providers, The Bulletin Feb 6, 2022

About our coverage: Central Oregon providers, parents and nonprofits find creative ways to fill child care gaps, The Bulletin Feb 13, 2022

Central Oregon parents partner with churches to form child care nonprofit Feb 13, 2022

Business courses accelerate child care program openings Feb 13, 2022

Redmond Proficiency Academy runs child care for school employees, Redmond community Feb 13, 2022

City Club is now holding in-person, livestream and recorded versions of our forums. We are currently requiring full COVID-19* vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 within 48 hours of the forum (click here for testing sites) for those attending in-person. This policy will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

*Per CDC, a person is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after completion of a two-dose mRNA series or one dose of Janssen vaccine

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