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Business Champions for Infants and Toddlers

ReadyNation's advocacy work to improve accessibility and affordability of early childhood resources to support infants and toddlers

Our Infant and Toddler Work

Child care for infants and toddlers is a crucial component of the early childhood sector, as ages 0-3 are fundamental for socio-emotional skills and healthy brain development. Members of ReadyNation see the value of infant-and-toddler care, not just for children, but for working parents and their employers. High-quality child care provides a safe, nurturing environment for infants and toddlers while their parents are at work, allowing parents to be focused and productive during the business day. Our work below highlights how business leaders across the country seek to improve the affordability and accessibility of infant-toddler care.

Recent Highlights

An Open Letter to the Nation on Behalf of Infants and Toddlers

The National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers, comprised of more than 2500 local, state, and national organizations authored an open letter to the nation on the importance of investing in our nation’s youngest children. Read the open letter here.

ReadyNation Vlog Series

Business leaders explain the importance of child care

In a ReadyNation video series, business leaders across the U.S. explained why child care is so important to their employees and the economy at large. Different ReadyNation members shared their unique perspective each week on why it is imperative to protect and strengthen the child care sector.

Events

COVID-19 exacerbated the strains on child care systems across the country, showing how critical this infrastructure is for the US economy to run. Taking an active role here with businesses can help South Carolina increase workforce participation and overall economic development. ReadyNation member Jack McBride recently joined a webinar with the ACCE to discuss the importance of the first five years of a child’s life

Federal Advocacy Work

  1. September 22, 2021

    Letter to Congress: Invest in Child Care

    Letters to Lawmakers

ReadyNation National Child Care Campaign

An archive of research publications, newsletters, and other resources

ReadyNation’s child care campaign details how our members have taken action to call upon lawmakers to improve the early childhood sector for the sake of America’s families, workers, and overall economy.

In the News

JUNE 16, 2022 (The Hill)
Lawmakers must act on early childhood investments on behalf of families and businesses

MARCH 24, 2022 (Portland Press Herald)
Child care providers are the workforce behind the workforce

DECEMBER 14, 2021 (Albuquerque Journal)
Good child care needed to get back to normal

DECEMBER 13, 2021 (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
Florida has too many ‘child care deserts’

DECEMBER 9, 2021 (Reno Gazette Journal)
Set aside partisan squabbles to support accessible, affordable child care

NOVEMBER 4, 2021 (Ogden Standard-Examiner)
The impact of child care on the economy

OCTOBER 29, 2021 (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Child-care problems could become a health-care-staffing crisis

OCTOBER 12, 2021 (Albany Times-Union)
To boost New York businesses, remake child care system

Request a Speaker

To request a member of our Business Champions for Infants and Toddlers speakers bureau for an upcoming event, please contact ReadyNation Global Director Nancy Fishman (nfishman@readynation.org).