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The Child Care Challenge | Long Island Business News

New measures, powered by meaningful dollars and focused leadership, may make childcare more accessible on Long Island.

Linda Armyn

This effort could prompt more parents into the workforce, helping employers to ease their staffing burden, while also boosting the region’s economy. It is expected, too, to translate to better pay and more jobs in the childcare sector, a low-paying field.

The money is coming: New York State has announced significant funding for childcare subsidies for families and providers, which could allow more workers into a labor market competing for talent.

Childcare and workforce development are ‘two very large priorities” for the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council, said Linda Armyn, who was tapped in April to co-chair the organization.

Increasingly, businesses and elected officials see the importance of childcare and workforce development. And that recognition will help parents feel…

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