Brookings Early Care and Education Collaborative

The Brookings Early Care and Education Collaborative is committed to addressing the childcare challenges in Brookings County through cooperative work, exploring innovative ways to improve the current needs, exchange ideas with business and community leaders, employees, and organizations to improve childcare in both the short and long term. The collaborative efforts are based on community-led change. Through listening and learning, educating, and engaging, these efforts support our community, ultimately leading to a strong workforce and economy.


Members include representatives from:

  • Nonprofit Sector
  • Counselors
  • Local Economic Development Partners
  • State Departments
  • Local Schools
  • Caregivers
  • Early Education Centers
  • Childcare and Daycare Centers
  • Public University
  • Local corporations
  • State and local governments
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