At Building Our Future, we are committed to finding solutions that support families and children in our community. We believe that by understanding the data and engaging in thoughtful discussion, we can work together to create positive change. This month we want to share a data visualization presented by the University of Wisconsin’s Public Health Institute that sheds light on the unaffordability of childcare in Wisconsin. If you have been following BOF’s work, you’ll know this is a pressing issue, and Kenosha is not immune to its impact.
The map we are sharing highlights the alarming extent of childcare costs across the United States and provides a specific comparison for Kenosha County. It reveals the challenges faced by families in accessing affordable childcare and brings attention to the need for actionable solutions.
We encourage you to explore the interactive dashboard, which showcases the data visualization. As you interact with the map, we invite you to consider the following questions:
What stands out to you the most?
What might the ripple effects to the economy look like if nothing is done about childcare affordability?
What are all the components that need to change for childcare to become affordable for families?
How can you leverage this data to advocate for more accessible and affordable childcare options in Kenosha?