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Child Care Solutions Showcase

If addressing the challenges of child care are important to you, please join us for the Child Care Solutions Showcase—a regional event that is part presentation and part workshop.

The upcoming Showcase event is the culmination of a year-long effort of the Networks Northwest Regional Child Care Planning Coalition. For your convenience, the 90-minute event is offered in four duplicate options. Choose from three live, in-person events in: Traverse City, or Cadillac, or Petoskey; or one regional virtual option via Zoom.—You must register to attend.  

The event goals are to:

• Highlight the challenges and opportunities for child care in our community, including current policy initiatives

• Present practical solutions for businesses, local governments and other organizations to increase access to quality care

• Facilitate community conversations about next steps

Who should attend?

Business leaders, government officials, community leaders, and anyone else seeking to improve our child care system

Is there a cost to attend?

No cost to attend

Bring your creativity, knowledge & ideas

Choose from Four Duplicate Options

Three Live Event Options or One Regional Virtual Option:

1. Traverse City

Tuesday, May 21, 8:30 to 10:00 am, Arrival: 8:15 please

Networks Northwest Conference Center

1209 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686

Register Here

Questions? Sherwood Smith,


2. Cadillac

Wednesday, May 22, 8:30 to 10:00 am, Arrival: 8:15 please

Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District

9907 E 13th St, Cadillac, MI 49601

Register Here

Questions? Lacy Crummey,


3. Petoskey

Wednesday, May 29, 8:30 to 10:00 am, Arrival: 8:15 please

North Central Michigan College Child Care Initiative,

Borra Learning Center Student Commons

1515 Howard Street, Petoskey, 49770

Register Here

Questions? Jennifer Wixson,

To confirm your attendance and to ensure there is enough seating for everyone,

please register by Wed May 22


4. One Regional Virtual Option

Tuesday, May 28, 5:30-7:00pm

Zoom Online

To accommodate parents, providers and community leaders who are not able to participate in the in-person event

Register Here  

To confirm your virtual attendance,

please register by Thurs, May 23

Questions? Event Team,


Your participation and input are critical to ensure we strengthen our child care system. —What role will you play? 

Please join the conversation! Thank you.


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