Secretary of Department of Children and Families visits La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The Secretary of Wisconsin’s Department of Children and Families visited La Crosse Tuesday.

Emilie Amundson was at the Parenting Place to discuss issues impacting childcare in Western Wisconsin.

She was joined by State Representative Jill Billings and State Senator Brad Pfaff. Amundson says increasing childcare in the state of Wisconsin is a way to get people back to work.

She also said she learns a lot from leaders in Western Wisconsin.

“The reason that I come to the Coulee Region is to listen and to learn,” says Amundson. “This has been a region of the state that has been incredibly innovative and very much on the forefront of solving through many of the challenges.”

Rep. Billings said she is putting together a bi-partisan proposal for a summer study committee on the childcare and early education needs in Wisconsin.