The Legislative Assembly believes that:
(1) Child care resource and referral programs involving a statewide network of local resource and referral agencies coordinated centrally are essential to long-range solutions to the child care crisis. Services may be both public and private ventures, which meet the needs of diverse audiences including, but not limited to:
(a) Parents for consumer education to find, select and maintain quality child care;
(b) Providers for access to training and consultation;
(c) Employers for cost-effective solutions to meet the needs of their workforce;
(d) Communities to plan effectively for improvements to the system; and
(e) The state for the need of a productive workforce.
(2) The state has an essential role in solving the child care crisis by becoming a stable partner with parents, local communities, employers and private contributors in developing solid child care resource and referral agencies for all citizens. [Formerly 657A.110]
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