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Get Involved

Everyone has a Role to Play

You can make a meaningful difference in our community by supporting accessible childcare in Douglas County. Every effort counts!

Even if you do not have young children in your household, we urge you to take action to support Douglas County families, our current and future workforce, and our economy. Ensuring accessible childcare is all our responsibility as it brings short-term and long-term advantages to all of us.  

Ways You Can Help

Local Efforts

Business Champions for Kids đź”—

Led by Douglas County business leaders, Business Champions for Kids encourages and recognizes local employers who adopt family friendly practices that benefit families with young children, and the organization’s bottom line. All employers are encouraged to take a workplace assessment called “The Best Place for Working Parents®” to see how they measure up with organizations of similar size and industry. Businesses that support early childhood in the County are recognized as “Biz4Kids Advocates”.

Douglas County Childcare Coalition đź”—

The lack of childcare in Douglas County reached a critical level during the COVID-19 pandemic prompting a group of employers to approach Business Champions for Kids and Care Connections & Education for solutions. This resulted in a group of committed employers, early learning professionals, education and workforce partners, government officials, funders, faith based representatives and community members to form the Douglas County Childcare Coalition. The mission of the Coalition is to increase the quantity, quality, and accessibility of local childcare with a bold goal of increasing Douglas County childcare capacity 30% by 2024.

Starting Conversations Around Childcare Solutions

Advocate in Community – Support local and statewide initiatives in childcare and early learning

Educate Leaders – Speak out about the need for high quality childcare in Douglas County

Connect with Legislatures – Show your support for public investment in childcare

Visit our Resources to learn more ways to help

Childcare Resources