In Johnson County, the Child Care Solutions Coalition has set ambitious goals to tackle the growing child care crisis. Focusing on enhancing accessibility, affordability, and quality, the coalition aims to revolutionize child care services in the region. Let’s delve into the data that highlights the pressing issues and the proposed solutions. Child Care Landscape in Johnson County – A Snapshot As of 2022, 73% of families with children under the age of 6 have all parents working outside the home. This necessitates reliable child care options, yet the data reveals a concerning scenario. With 22,484 children
Iowa City and the surrounding area offer a variety of fun and family-friendly activities for kids in October. Here are some ideas for October activities for kids in Iowa City before the Halloween season is over! Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes Wilson’s Orchard Farm – Open Wed-Sun from 9 AM – 9 PM Wilson’s Orchard offers a variety of fall activities that capture the spirit of the season. In the autumn, visitors can enjoy apple picking, pumpkin picking, and exploring corn mazes. The orchard’s fall festivities often include seasonal events like hayrides and cider tasting. It’s
In this inaugural post, we will take you on a journey through the history of our organization, shed light on who we are, and provide a sneak peek into what you can expect from our upcoming blog posts. The History of the 4Cs of Johnson County: In 1972, a spark of inspiration ignited in Johnson County when the League of Women Voters and eleven other civic organizations came together to address the needs of our community’s children. This marked the birth of the 4Cs (Community Coordinated Child Care), and our journey towards making a difference began.