April 25, 2022

Trying Together Hosts Westmoreland County Child Care and Business Roundtable

On April 22, Trying Together — in partnership with Start Strong PA —hosted a conversation with the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce, early learning programs, local businesses, and elected officials about the status of child care in the region and the impact on the Westmoreland business community and economy. 


Participants at the Westmoreland County Child Care and Business Roundtable, which was held at the Live! Casino Pittsburgh, discussed the challenges facing employers and employees with child care needs, and they brainstormed solutions about how child care providers, business leaders, and elected officials can work together to support young children and working families.

In attendance were:

  • Officials: PA Sen. Kim Ward, Rep. George Dunbar, Rep. Eric Davanzo, staff from Rep. Carrie DelRosso’s office, and staff from Rep. Eric Nelson’s office.
  • Businesses: Representatives from the Live! Casino Pittsburgh, Excela Health, and the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce.
  • Child Care: Representatives from Beacon Children’s Learning Center, Greensburg YMCA, Westmoreland Community Action, and JB’s Bright Beginnings.

Trying Together presented data from Start Strong PA’s March child care staffing survey and two new Start Strong PA reports that highlight what non-traditional child care looks like to support employees working overnight, evening, and weekend shifts — like those at the casino and the health care industry. 

More Information

To learn more about non-traditional child care and how it can support families, read the Getting Back to Business: The Employer’s Case for Non-Traditional Hour Child Care and Overview of Non-Traditional Hour Child Care Policy Brief reports.