Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced last week two Virtual Town Hall meetings will take place to support and inform a statewide Child Care Task Force. 

On March 10, Governor Reynolds signed Executive Order 8 launching a new Child Care Task Force to develop a comprehensive strategy addressing child care shortages and barriers in Iowa.  As part of this effort, the Task Force wants to hear directly from parents and child care providers. 

The first virtual town hall meeting will be held on May 6, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. for parents with children in child care.   

The second meeting will be held on June 1, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. for child care providers.  

Those interested in participating, should send an email to Ryan.Capps@governor.iowa.gov and include name, affiliation (if any), and which town hall they are requesting to participate in.  On the day of each respective town hall, a link to the meeting and sign in information will be sent.  Speaking slots are limited, and dependent on the number of requests, presenters will be limited to three to five minutes to accommodate as many presenters as possible.