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The COVID-19 impact on childcare discussed during Facebook Live event

On Thursday, March 19, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence hosted a Facebook Live conversation  about the daycare and early childhood education impact of COVID-19. Prichard Committee President and CEO Brigitte Blom Ramsey facilitated a discussion on the impact of the closures of these facilities with early childhood business leaders and advocates.

Panelists included:

  • Sarah Vanover, Director, Division of Child Care, KY Department for Community Based Services
  • Mike Hammons – Vice President of advocacy at Learning Grove
  • Lauren Hogan – Senior Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at the National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Mandy Simpson – Director of Engagement, Metro United Way
  • Leshia Lyman – Vice President, Success By 6, United Way of Greater Cincinnati

This event followed Monday’s live online event about the closures of K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and will be part of a larger series of online conversations about COVID-19’s impact across the education community.

“In the immediate and the longer-term, to ensure a Big Bold Future for Kentucky – even in the midst of COVID19, we are seeking innovative ways to maintain a focus on student success and support, as well as ways to deepen and expand family and community engagement during this unprecedented time,” said Ramsey. “These discussions are intended to result in more integrated discussions and solutions that will benefit us now and into the future.”