Elyria, OH – Elyria Mayor Frank Whitfield invites area childcare service and youth program providers to meet with the City to discuss their unique needs and challenges as they work to support families throughout the health crisis. Interested organizations and individual providers are invited to register for the first meeting which will take place on August 12th at 11:00am through this link: www.cityofelyria.org/announcements/childcare
“Now that schools are beginning to release their back to school plans, we know families will be in need of support from our community’s network of youth service providers so that they can return to work and school,” shared Mayor Whitfield. “At the same time, these providers have struggles of their own, such as limited staff and funding in the face of increased demand for space and safety equipment. As a City, we want to know how we can help.”
The City hopes to learn about the needs, concerns and challenges of the area’s childcare service and program providers, so that they can work together to develop solutions to ensure the children and families of Elyria are supported during the pandemic.
This scheduled conversation aligns with the Mayor’s focus on Education and Youth Development, bringing together area schools and youth service and/or program providers to develop a shared vision, and city-supported partnership to provide more educational and recreational opportunities for all youth in Elyria. Learn more at www.cityofelyria.org