Economic impacts of the child care crisis in Wisconsin

Many areas of Wisconsin face a massive workforce shortage with no relief in sight. While lack of affordable housing and transportation have historically topped the list of causes, a critical lack of affordable child care is now getting urgent attention from employers, according to a report from WisconsinEye.

This Newsmakers episode features a conversation with Ruth Schmidt, executive director of the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, Wisconsin’s largest membership organization for early childhood educators, and Dan Rohrbach, CEO for Southwest Health, a major employer in the region.