Join us on February 8th as we present the major findings from our final Catalyzing Growth report. We will also feature a panel of CCR&R leaders who will discuss how these findings fit into their everyday work. Catalyzing Growth highlights parent and provider experiences and further illustrates the gap between what families can afford to pay and what providers must charge to scrape by. The report is a comprehensive look at the child care system’s recent challenges and opportunities, giving readers a fuller picture of child care affordability by comparing child care process to median household income by both marital status and race/ethnicity. The report also includes strategies that child care resource and referral agencies (CCR&Rs) are undertaking to bolster staff recruitment and retention. After exploring the report findings, we will ask our panelists to discuss how their communities have struggled throughout the past few years and innovative ways that they are trying to help families and child care providers.