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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.

In the News

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.

Federal Advocacy Work

  1. September 22, 2021

    Letter to Congress: Invest in Child Care

    Letters to Lawmakers


Quote from Jack McBride

ReadyNation members Jack McBride, the Founder & CEO of Contec, Inc. and Willie Jones, the President and CEO of Dependable Source, along with Council for a Strong America President and CEO Barry Ford, recently joined The Hunt Institute to discuss the importance of the child care to the business community. The Early Efforts webinar highlighted the impact of accessible, affordable care on our children, workforce, and overall economy.

Watch a recording of the event below:

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.

Request a Speaker

To request a member of our Business Champions for Infants and Toddlers speakers bureau for an upcoming event, please contact ReadyNation National Director Nancy Fishman (