MT High Tech Alliance, August 23, 2019
Across multiple sectors, many working parents start looking for daycare when they are three months pregnant, but still don’t have a spot for their baby when their parental leave ends. Some couples resort to paying to be on wait lists, or even coordinating their family planning to line up with available childcare slots. Parents who do find a daycare often have no second option if there are problems with a provider.
For the more than 25 executives who gathered for the Montana High Tech Business Alliance’s CEO Roundtable on July 17, 2019 at Zoot Enterprises in Bozeman, stories like these offer a sobering reminder of the impact of the childcare shortage facing Montana workers.