ReadyNation Releases New Child Care Report in Texas
Our new research report found that businesses want to partner with the government to meet employees’ child care needs and bring working parents back into the labor force
A devastating infant-and-toddler child care crisis deals a massive $57 billion in economic damage to our nation each year by leaving working parents distracted and unfocused at work, and young children without needed, high-quality supports that can cause persistent problems as they grow. And this crisis is particularly pressing in Texas with a price tag of $4.9 billion for the state. Access to high-quality, affordable child care is one of the most pressing issues facing working parents, a crisis further exacerbated by the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In August 2021, ReadyNation released a new report, “Want to Strengthen Texas’ Economy? Fix the Child Care Crisis” which illustrated the need to invest more resources into solving the child care crisis in order to return more parents to the workforce. The event highlighted the essential role of child care providers in Texas and how investments in child care are a key tool to economic success and stability for the state.
The report release was accompanied by a discussion with distinguished panelists like Sandy Dochen, ReadyNation member and Former Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility for IBM, Kim Kofron, Director of Early Childhood Education for Children at Risk, Patsy Harnage, Director of Bright Beginnings, Kolby Monnig, Texas State Director for Council for a Strong America, and Evelyn Polk whose child attends Bright Beginnings
Watch the release event below.
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