Business Leaders Call on Congress to Fund Programs That Can Help End the Child Care Crisis
The United States economy loses billions of dollars annually due to the lack of affordable, quality child care for working families
Today, CEO Task Force members of the bipartisan group ReadyNation wrote a letter calling on Congress to take immediate action to provide desperately needed support for our child care system.
In their letter, the members of ReadyNation share a report released by the organization last February that details the cost of the child care crisis. The United States economy loses $122 billion every year in lost earnings, productivity, and revenue due to the lack of affordable, quality care for infants and toddlers alone.
In order to address this crisis, the members of ReadyNation are calling on Congress to specifically protect and strengthen critical early care and education programs like the Child Care Development Block Grants (CCDBG), Preschool Development Grants (PDG), and Head Start/Early Head Start. These programs have bipartisan support and are proven to be effective in helping prepare children for success in school and later in life.
Lack of access to child care hurts worker productivity, our economy, and the future success of the next generation of Americans. In order to ensure that our children are getting the best foundation possible to live productive lives, the members of ReadyNation are calling on Congress to give robust financial support for these programs now and in the years to come.
You can read the full letter here.
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