Class description

And for parents who can find openings in licensed child care programs, the financial cost of such programs is frequently too high. At the same time, child care businesses operate at extremely thin margins and struggle to stay in business due to a combination of factors, including rising operational costs and challenges finding qualified staff. In this class, multidisciplinary student teams will hear from leading child care experts, and they will incorporate insights from law, social work, policy, business, and other fields. Using problem-solving tools, students will examine systems that contribute to this problem, and at the conclusion of the course, students will present identified solutions to key stakeholders who can implement reforms.