Representative Abrams and Colerain Chamber CEO Moravec Participate in Child Care Event
Representative Abrams and Dave Moravec participated in ReadyNation’s Biz and Kids Child Care Reading and Spring Egg Hunt to discuss child care’s impact on children, working families, and businesses in Ohio
Last week, Colerain Chamber of Commerce CEO Dave Moravec and Representative Cindy Abrams (R-Harrison) participated in a ReadyNation Biz & Kids child care reading and spring egg hunt at Total Quality Childcare Center. The purpose of the event was to highlight the importance of quality early child care programs and their impact on children, working families and business.
The event is part of an ongoing series of statewide early learning events by business executives who are members of ReadyNation Ohio. The organization is composed of over 500 business executives from around Ohio who are committed to preparing Ohio’s children today to secure a successful and productive tomorrow.
The governor and the Ohio General Assemblyhave made historic investments in early care and education programs. Child care is a “trifecta program” that supports working parents, business, and children.
Ohio’s working parents know how difficult it can be to find child care that’s accessible, affordable, and high-quality. The recent state budget increased access to affordable, quality childcare for families up to 148 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). This, along with additional dollars to build up post-COVID child care program capacity, provides even greater access to quality child care programs that prepare infants, toddlers and other children to successfully advance to kindergarten.
“One of the great assets of quality child care is that it is intentional. The day-in and day-out activities of the program are designed to ensure children are meeting their developmental milestones, building their brain connections, and getting on track for lifelong learning,” said Representative Cindy Abrams.
Employers know how important quality childcare is to their business. A recent ReadyNation Ohio report shows how parent’s work commitments, performance, and opportunities are diminished by lack of adequate childcare.
“Child care is about both the workforce of today and the workforce of tomorrow,” stated Dave Moravec, CEO Colerain Chamber of Commerce. “The investments Governor DeWine, Representative Abrams and the state legislature have made to quality child care will greatly impact our current workforce, job creation and the long-term success of our youngest learners.”