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Southwest Virginia childcare providers tackle gaps with EO business challenge

May 02, 2024

Author: Ashley Hoak

ABINGDON, Va. (WCYB) — In a recent Southwest Virginia Childcare Landscape Report, almost half of surveyed businesses experience challenges hiring and retaining staff due to a lack of childcare access.

That's according to EO -- a Virginia-based 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to research, pilot and scale innovative solutions so that communities can thrive.

A special childcare business challenge, hosted by EO, was aimed at strengthening its network of more than 200 existing childcare providers in Southwest Virginia. It was a 6-week challenge -- consisting of 7 participants, and resulting in three winners.

Original Article: https://wcyb.com/news/local/southwest-virginia-childcare-providers-tackle-gaps-with-eo-business-chal

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