SEDC hosted a Child Care Panel Discussion at our quarterly Lunch and Learn on May 19. The panel of local experts included Karley LaFountain, Director of Prairie Hills Child Care; Barb Cline, Executive Director of Prairie Hills Transit; Kayla Klein, President and CEO of Klein Visioneering Group; Kirk Easton, Superintendent of the Spearfish School District; and Lyndsay Schreiber, Director of Human Resources at Pioneer Bank and Trust.
The panel discussion centered around the growing childcare needs of the Spearfish community, how they relate to workforce, and ways in which such needs can be addressed. The event concluded with community input in which healthy and construction conversation about potential solutions was had.
The insights shared will greatly help SEDC and our community partners to identify opportunities to resolve the issue of a lack of available child care options in Spearfish.