Newsmakers: Economic Impacts of the Child Care Crisis in Wisconsin
On December 20, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down with Ruth Schmidt, executive director of Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, and Dan Rohrbach, CEO of Southwest Health, to discuss the economic impacts of the child care crisis in Wisconsin. Many areas of Wisconsin face a workforce shortage with little relief in sight. While lack of affordable housing and transportation have historically topped the list of causes, a critical lack of affordable child care is now getting urgent attention from employers. They are linking arms with parents and child care providers demanding that policymakers offer solutions.