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Statewide coalition launches listening sessions to better child care across North Dakota

The first listening session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Dr. James Carson Library, 2801 32nd Ave. S., Fargo.

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FARGO — The North Dakota Child Care Action Alliance is launching a campaign to better the state's child care system through two listening sessions.

Many communities across the state lack accessible and affordable child care, according to a press release from the NDCCAA, a statewide grassroots coalition.

In order to provide more affordable child care services in the future, the NDCCAA plans to launch a series of listening sessions to hear directly from the community. The listening sessions will facilitate discussions with groups of parents, providers, child care workers and community business owners, according to the press release.

In partnership with the North Dakota Voices Network, an organization seeking to advance social and economic justice, other advocates and organizations from across the state are joining forces to seek solutions to address the state's child care crisis.

Community members, parents, workers, providers and business owners are invited to participate in the listening session to share personal experiences with the child care crisis.

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The first listening session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Dr. James Carson Library, 2801 32nd Ave. S., Fargo. The second will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 9, in Bismarck, at a location still to be determined.

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