ReadyNation National Child Care Campaign
ReadyNation is calling on federal lawmakers (i) to protect and expand programs that enhance the affordability and availability of quality child care and (ii) to foster continuing innovations that address this problem for parents and employers.
On this page you’ll find links to a variety of materials related to the ReadyNation national child care campaign, including, but not limited to, reports, member blogs, and sign-on letters to lawmakers. For state-specific information, please visit respective state web pages provided here.
REPORTS & RELEASES
FACTSHEET Investing in Infants and Toddlers: Effective Messaging for Business Leaders (10/21/21) A new factsheet includes focus group data to determine key messages that resonate with business leaders regarding the importance of investing in early childhood, particularly infants and toddlers.
REPORT Female Labor Force Participation is Key to our Economic Recovery (7/31/21) ReadyNation’s new report surveyed 400 senior business leaders and observed a lack of child care to be an important driver of women from the workforce.
RELEASE Public Statement on Child Care Relief in the American Rescue Plan (3/10/21) ReadyNation comments on historic child care funding
RELEASE: Public Statement on Support for Child Care Funding in Pandemic Relief Bill (12/7/20) ReadyNation CEO Task Force on Early Childhood Co-Chairs call for child care relief
REPORT: Early Childhood Programs’ Scarcity Undermines America’s Rural Communities (12/3/20) Council for a Strong America’s new national report looks at the unique challenges of the child care crisis in rural communities through the lens of business, public safety, and national security leaders.
RELEASE: Public Statement on Bipartisan Support for Child Care Stabilization and FY21 LHHS Appropriations (9/22/20) ReadyNation members from across the country advocate for federal child care support
RELEASE: ReadyNation CEO Task Force Statement on HEALS Act (7/29/20) ReadyNation CEO Task Force on Early Childhood Co-Chairs respond to the HEALS Act
FACTSHEET: Home-Based Child Care Factsheet (7/24/20) A factsheet version of ReadyNation’s national home-based child report
REPORT: Home-Based Child Care: A Surprising Key to Keeping the American Workforce Strong (6/24/20) ReadyNation’s new national report looks at the essential role of home-based child care, which accounts for 97 percent of all child care settings and serves almost two-thirds of the children ages birth to five who are in care.
REPORT: Want to Grow the Economy? Fix the Child Care Crisis (1/16/19)
ReadyNation’s national report sets the stage by explaining the nature of the crisis, including the fact that it costs our nation a total of $57 billion per year. See also separate technical report exploring the underlying economic analysis.
CAPITOL HILL ROUNDTABLE: Solutions to Stop the She-Cession (10/20/21) U.S. Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) hosted a roundtable with three members of ReadyNation to discuss how the infant-toddler child care crisis impacts the U.S. economy.
VIRTUAL REPORT RELEASE EVENT: Child Care Expansion, Female Labor Participation Hold Key to Economic Recovery (7/29/21) Members of ReadyNation joined Ali Vitali of NBC News to release a new report highlighting the economic impact of female workforce participation. The panel explained how child care has become a notable driver of women from the workforce. A full-length video recording of the event is available.
VIRTUAL REPORT RELEASE EVENT: National Home-Based Child Care Report Highlights Importance of HBCC to Economic Strength (6/25/20) ReadyNation members came together virtually to release the new home-based child care report and discuss the importance of home-based care to the workforce and economy, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. A condensed and full-length video recording of the event is available.
WHITE HOUSE SUMMIT: ReadyNation Business Leaders Call for Bipartisan Solutions to Child Care Crisis at White House Summit (12/12/19) ReadyNation members participated in a discussion at the White House Summit on Child Care and Paid Leave: Supporting America’s Working Families event, highlighting the impact of a lack of affordable, high-quality child care for working parents.
CAPITOL HILL ROUNDTABLE: Business Leaders Convene to Forge Solutions on Child Care Crisis (11/14/19) Leaders from ReadyNation engaged in a roundtable discussion and spoke with policymakers about potential bipartisan paths forward to fight the infant-and-toddler child care crisis.
CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING: Child Care Solutions Will Boost Our Nation’s Economy (3/27/19) ReadyNation members met with policymakers and engaged in a panel discussion on Capitol Hill to highlight the child care crisis and the need for strong Congressional action to fight it.
LETTER TO CONGRESS: Invest in Child Care (9/22/21) Members of the ReadyNation CEO Task Force on Early Childhood signed a letter to Congress advocating for increased investments in the child care sector to aid our economic recovery.
LETTER TO CONGRESS: Sustain the Child Care Sector in the Face of COVID-19 (5/27/20) Over 30 ReadyNation CEO Task Force on Early Childhood members call upon Congress to maintain and strengthen the child care sector.
LETTER TO CONGRESS: Business Leaders Urge Congressional Action (2/13/19) Over 50 senior business leaders from across the country have signed a letter to Congress urging strong Child Care and Development Block Grant funding and other initiatives to fight the infant-and-toddler child care crisis.
READYNATION VLOG SERIES
The Business Leaders Supporting Child Care series features employers from across the nation sharing the importance of infant-toddler child care as the U.S. emerges from the pandemic. As business leaders, they have experienced first-hand the challenges that a lack of accessible child care inflicts on families and the economy.
NATIONAL BLOG SERIES
ReadyNation featured select business leader members across industry sectors from around the country in a limited blog series to draw attention to the ongoing child care crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Douglas M. Baker, Jr., Chairman & CEO, Ecolab Inc.: Child Care is More Vital Now Than Ever (6/30/20)
- JD Chesloff, Executive Director, Massachusetts Business Roundtable; Advisory Board Member, ReadyNation: The Child Care Sector is Necessary to Restore our Economy (6/26/20)
- Nancy Moody, Vice President of Public Affairs, DTE Energy; Chair, DTE Energy Foundation: Recovery Means Having a Stable Child Care Sector (6/16/20)
- Ankur Gopal, CEO, Interapt: The Child Care Industry: Key to Economic Recovery (5/27/20)
- Anne Mulcahy, Ret. Chair & CEO, Xerox: Support Working Parents and Children for the Economy (5/14/20)
- Bob Myers, Ret. Chairman & CEO, Casey’s General Stores: Childcare is Essential to Protecting and Reviving the Economy (5/5/20)
- Jack Brennan, Chairman Emeritus and Senior Advisor, The Vanguard Group: Protect the Child Care Sector to Preserve the Economy Today and Tomorrow (4/24/20)
- Alfred Sanchez, President & CEO, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce: Sustain Federal Economic Relief to Preserve the Child Care Sector (4/22/20)
SPOTLIGHT: Key Businesses Helping to Fight the Child Care Crisis (1/24/19) This profile presents three examples of companies that have created better child care options for their employees, thereby improving the lives of parents and children, while also bolstering their own productivity.
CHILD CARE UPDATES FROM COUNCIL FOR A STRONG AMERICA
NOVEMBER 17, 2021 - Child Care’s Impact on the Workforce
NOVEMBER 3, 2021 - Prioritizing Early Care and Education
OCTOBER 20, 2021 - Returning Parents to the Workforce
OCTOBER 6, 2021 - Bolstering the Workforce
SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 - Child Care Solutions
AUGUST 25, 2021 - Working Together to Solve the Child Care Crisis
AUGUST 11, 2021 - Expanding Child Care Access
JULY 28, 2021 - Female Labor Force Participation Is Key to Our Economic Recovery
JULY 14, 2021 - Child Care is Vital for Infants and Toddlers
JUNE 30, 2021 - Long-Term Child Care Solutions
JUNE 16, 2021 - New ReadyNation Vlog Series
MAY 19, 2021 - The Urgent Need for Child Care
MAY 5, 2021 - Child Care: A Federal Priority
APRIL 21, 2021 - Child Care and Economic Recovery
APRIL 7, 2021 - Working Together Towards a Better Child Care System
MARCH 25, 2021 - The Future of Child Care
MARCH 10, 2021 - Historic Child Care Investments
FEBRUARY 24, 2021 - Child Care is Vital to our Workforce
FEBRUARY 10, 2021 - Investing in Child Care
JANUARY 28, 2021 - Child Care Keeps the American Workforce Strong
JANUARY 13, 2021 - Investing in Our Future
DECEMBER 16, 2020 - Supporting Child Care Providers
DECEMBER 2, 2020 - Early Education and Care is Pivotal for Kids in Rural Areas
NOVEMEBER 18, 2020 - The Intersection of Child Care and Economic Recovery
NOVEMBER 4, 2020 - Bipartisan Support for Child Care
OCTOBER 21, 2020 - Our Economy Hinges on Child Care
OCTOBER 7, 2020 - Child Care Funding Key for FY21 Appropriations
SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 - Child Care Stabilization Requires Bipartisan Action
SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 - Protecting Child Care for a Strong Economy
AUGUST 26, 2020 - Child Care Puts Kids on the Path to Success
AUGUST 12, 2020 - Child Care is Essential
JULY 29, 2020 - New Developments on Capitol Hill
JULY 15, 2020 - Child Care Will Be Key to American Businesses
JULY 1, 2020 - Preserving the Entire Child Care Sector
JUNE 18, 2020 - Child Care and Reopening the Post-COVID Economy
JUNE 4, 2020 - Sustaining the Child Care Sector
MAY 20, 2020 - We Cannot Forget Child Care in our Response to COVID-19
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