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Child Care Business Collaborative


About the Business Collaborative

Early Learner South Dakota is pleased to partner with the Bipartisan Policy Center and the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation on a national level; along with South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Elevate Rapid City, The Greater Sioux Falls Area of Commerce, and the John T. Vucurevich Foundation to launch the South Dakota Child Care Business Collaborative.

This business collaborative will act as a think tank and the vehicle to move action forward on the child care crisis in South Dakota. Early Learner South Dakota will act as the facilitator in this process, provide innovative solutions to the group, and bring research from other states working on the child care crisis. 

Solutions Document

South Dakota Employer
Child Care Toolkit

Early Learner South Dakota, the South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children (SDAEYC), and the Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board have partnered on a business toolkit for child care to highlight ways through which employers can:

  • expand the availability of child care,

  • promote ways to make child care more affordable, and

  • promote family-friendly workplace policies to help balance the stress between work and family.

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Upcoming Business Collaborative Meetings


Would you like to learn about South Dakota solutions taking place right now in the business field? Join us for a conversation where we discuss current solutions and future, long-term sustainable solutions.

With this business collaborative meeting, this group will discuss the current landscape of early learning, current South Dakota solutions happening around the state, other regional solutions, and long-term discussions and planning. 

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