Join us on March 10 from 9:00am-1:00pm at The Harbert Center in Birmingham.

Alabamians are struggling to find safe, reliable, and affordable childcare. The challenge is not new but is escalating, creating strain on our workforce, economy, and, ultimately, our future.

Childcare providers struggle to find and compensate staff. Parents struggle to afford care. When childcare is available, it may not align with work schedules. Parents at all income levels worry about childcare providers closing their doors.

Employees are leaving the workforce to provide childcare. Costs are consuming a greater share of family income. Some families are turning to less reputable providers, putting children at risk.

How can policymakers, business and civic leaders, and parents address these challenges? How do we invest in our children at the most critical time in their lives? We will explore these opportunities at PARCA’s 2023 Annual Forum.

Individual Tickets – $80
Table Reservations (8 seats) – $1,000

Confirmed Speakers

Governor Kay Ivey

Dr. Alison Hooper
University of Alabama

Dr. Janina Nobles
Bevill State Community College

Dr. Cynthia Osborne
Vanderbilt University