Join us for an in-depth discussion of child care as a barrier to economic mobility for low-income families. Learn how a lack of quality, affordable child care prevents families from taking advantage of valuable educational, job training, behavioral/wellness, and other support services. Our panel of experts will discuss:

  • The economics of child care for low-income families
  • The multigenerational impact of quality early childhood education
  • How a lack of child care makes it difficult for educational and service organizations to reach families with children
  • Why child care should be part of every economic and workforce development initiative
  • Solutions for making child care more accessible to families in need


Mindy Binderman, Executive Director

GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students

Brett Copeland, Assistant Director, Child Development Centers

Central Georgia Technical College

Donna Johnson, Director

Family Supports, Bright from the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

Pam Tatum, President and CEO

Quality Care for Children


Erica Stephens, Executive Director of

Nana Grants

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