Five organizations of powerful leaders preparing the next generation to be well-educated, physically fit, and prepared for productive lives

  1. Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
  2. Mission: Readiness
  3. ReadyNation
  4. Champions for America's Future
  5. Shepherding the Next Generation
  1. Thousands of police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, and violence survivors protecting public safety by promoting solutions that steer kids away from crime

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  2. Retired admirals and generals strengthening national security by ensuring kids stay in school, stay fit, and stay out of trouble

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  3. Business executives building a skilled workforce by promoting solutions that prepare children to succeed in education, work, and life

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  4. Athletes and coaches promoting policy solutions that level the playing field for at-risk kids

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  5. Faith leaders calling for effective approaches to strengthen families and communities

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$122 Billion: The Growing, Annual Cost of the Infant-Toddler Child Care Crisis

Impact on families, businesses, and taxpayers has more than doubled since 2018

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February 3, 2023

The Infant-Toddler Child Care Crisis Exacts a Heavy Economic Toll Nationwide

State-by-state map depicting the annual economic damage of the infant-toddler child care crisis.

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Business leaders and policymakers must continue to work together to build a stronger child care system that meets the needs of children and families in order to support our workforce and remain globally competitive.

Maxine Clark (Founder and former CEO, Build-A-Bear Workshop; Co-Chair, ReadyNation CEO Task Force on Early Childhood)

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Council for a Strong America has a presence in almost every state.

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