2024 Access & Affordability to Childcare Summit

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Ohio Chamber of Commerce
34 S. Third St. Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43215

Details

An event designed to highlight progress and future developments on solutions to the Challenges of attainable childcare in Ohio.

Please feel free to contact Lindsey Perkins with any questions at (614) 629-0911.

 

Event Agenda

9:00 AM    Registration

9:30 AM    Welcome/Opening Remarks

9:35 AM    Panel

EXPLORING CHILDCARE DELIVERY MODELS & PROVIDER PERSPECTIVES

 Moderator:  Karen Lampe, Advocacy Chair, Ohio Association of Child Care Providers

  • Lois Rosenberry, President & CEO, Children’s Discovery Center
  • David Smith, Executive Director, Horizon Education Centers
  • Olivia Rosenthal, Co-Founder, Patch Caregiving
  • Kristin Aspin, Chief Program Officer, Ashland County Community Foundation
  • Katie Dunlap, Senior Account Executive, State Partnerships, Wonderschool

10:35 AM   Break

10:45 AM   Panel

BUSINESS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT – DISCUSSING EMPLOYER ROLES & BEST PRACTICES

Moderator:  Rick Carfagna, SVP of Government Affairs, Ohio Chamber of Commerce

  • Lynanne Gutierrez, President, Groundwork Ohio
  • Stephanie Keinath, VP of Strategic Initiatives, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Aaron Merchen, Sr. Director of Policy and Programs - Early Childhood Education, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Linda Smith, Early Childhood Initiative Director, Bipartisan Policy Center

11:45 AM    Break

12:00 PM    Lunch/Keynote Speaker

Fireside Chat

  • Director Kara Wente, Ohio Department of Children and Youth
  • Steve Stivers, President & CEO, Ohio Chamber of Commerce

1:00 PM     Closing Remarks

Chamber Member Ticket

$49.00

Non-Member Ticket

$79.00

Not an Ohio Chamber member? Join the Ohio Chamber Action Network to become eligible for member pricing.

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